Honda Vtx1800c

Model Vtx1800c made by Honda got 1 consumer complain there is 1 recall as well as 4 service bulletins. Consumer complaints with reference to suspension. . Technical service bulletines regarding digital instrument panel, electrical system and equipment. There was one recall concerning equipment .

Model 2006


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
06V270000HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)from 01/01/2006 to 01/31/2006V (Vehicle)119000008/02/2006MFRHONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)07/26/200607/26/2006573
Defect SummaryOn certain passenger vehicles and motorcycles, the owner's manuals contain incorrect contact information for the national highway traffic safety administration's (nhtsa) vehicle safety hotline.
Consequence SummaryThe language in the owner's manuals is not in accordance with the current mandatory requirements.
Corrective SummaryHonda will send a postcard to dealers and owners with the correct nhtsa vehicle safety hotline information and with instructions to insert the card into the reporting safety defects section of the owner's manual. the recall began on august 2, 2006. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009, acura at 1-800-382-2238 or honda motorcycles at 1-866-784-1870.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SB-06-08505/09/200810032953Honda: warranty extension-vehicle warranty mileage. class action lawsuit alleging that the odometers on certain 2002-2006 honda models were overstating mileage. federal court provided final approval of settlement on 12/29/07. no models06/16/2010
SB-12-00201/12/201210043248Honda: on some model vehicles, there is an alternator/starter tester (ast) module capable of testing alternators, installed on gr8 diagnostic battery station. *pe03/06/2012
SB-12-00201/12/201210043248Honda: on some model vehicles, there is an alternator/starter tester (ast) module capable of testing alternators, installed on gr8 diagnostic battery station. *pe03/06/2012
08-04005/31/200810025523Load carrying capacity reduced label for all honda vehicles. *pe08/15/2008

Consumer Complaints

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 I purchased a new honda motorcycle on july 29th 2006. the dealer is mountain adventures in conyers, georgia. it was a 2006 honda vtx 1300c. from the dealers location to where i am keeping it is a 35 mile ride. at around the 30 mile point, i was making a left turn after a stop sign, and don't know exactly what happened but i fell with the motorcycle on my left side. my left shoulder hit the pavement first, fracturing my collar bone and also bruising some ribs, muscles, and left ankle. i was able to ride the bike to my storage location where i am parking it. then i drove myself to the hospital emergency room. the next day i took a friend of mine to see the motorcycle. it had only a few scratches on it, but my friend noticed that both rear struts/shocks were disconnected from the frame at the top. further inspection of the top and bottom mounting connections showed that the retaining washers that hold the struts/shocks in place were not installed. without those the struts/shocks slide over the bolt that is supposed to secure them in place. there was obvious negligence in the assembly process by honda motorcycle division. i called the dealer to inform him of what happened. the dealer said they receive the motorcycles in crates and that the rear end comes assembled from honda. they said it wasn't their fault. the dealer came to pick up the motorcycle and called me later to say honda authorized the necessary repair work and parts at no cost to me. the motorcycle was returned a few days later. i am a fairly new motorcycle rider, but i believe that both rear struts/shocks disconnecting at the top end during my first ride on it bear a lot of responsibility for my fall. i am still contemplating a legal case if i have to cover any medical bills that my insurance doesn't pay and also some sort of compensation for pain and suffering. i don't know if this has happened to others around the us that purchased honda motorcycles. *jb

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