Update: Honda's statement on the recall is now embedded below.

The Basics: Honda will recall 22,142 examples of its 2010-2016 VT750 Shadow motorcycles, including the 2012-2014 VT750CA, VT750C2 and VT750C2F; 2011-2016 VT750C; 2013-2016 VT750CS; 2010-2016 VT750C2B; and 2013-2014 VT750C2S.

The Problem: Engine vibration can cause a wire for the bank angle sensor to rub against the joint connector on the wire harness. This can eventually cause a loss of the signal, and the engine could stall.

Injuries/Deaths: None reported.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the bank angle sensor and move the joint connector.

If You Own One: Honda expects the recall to begin February 19.

More Information: Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (as a PDF) report Honda received five warranty claims and five field reports about this issue as of December 14, 2015.

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RECALL Subject : Engine Stall from Loss of Sensor Signal

Report Receipt Date: DEC 23, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V874000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 22,142

All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
HONDA VT750 2010-2016

Details

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

SUMMARY:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 VT750CA, VT750C2 and VT750C2F, 2011-2016 VT750C, 2013-2016 VT750CS, 2010-2016 VT750C2B and 2013-2014 VT750C2S motorcycles. Engine vibration may cause the bank angle sensor wire to rub on the wire harness joint connector, resulting in a loss of the sensor signal.

CONSEQUENCE:
Without the bank angle sensor signal, the engine may stall while riding, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the joint connector and replace the bank angle sensor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 19, 2016. Owners may contact Honda Motorcycle customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda's number for this recall is JW7.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


American Honda Statement on VT750 Recall

Honda has issued a Safety Recall of some 2010-2016 model-year VT750 motorcycles. It is possible that long term exposure to engine vibrations may cause the bank angle sensor wiring to break, or be damaged, which could cause the engine to stall and increase the risk of a crash.

The safety of our customers is and always will be our top priority. As a result, we are very proactive when it comes to identifying potential issues and correcting them. We are contacting all owners of affected motorcycles to inform them of the recall and advising them to have a Honda dealer replace the bank angle sensor with an updated part. There is no charge, and the work takes approximately one hour to complete.

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