November 2009


Dear California Resident and VT1300CX/A Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. American Honda is conducting an emissions recall of certain Honda 2010 model year VT1300CX/A Fury motorcycles. Our records indicate you own one of these vehicles.

What is the reason for this notice?
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has determined that a defect related to emissions regulations exists in 2010 model year VT1300CX/A Fury motorcycles. Over time, “Breather tube A” (a rubber hose elbow) may deteriorate and crack. This part is used in the crankcase emission control system and in the exhaust emissions control system. If the part fails in either system the motorcycle will no longer meet state and federal emissions regulations.

Emission Consequence
A defective Breather Tube A will cause the motorcycle to emit excessive crankcase and/or exhaust emissions into the atmosphere, and the motorcycle will no longer meet state and federal regulations. Your motorcycle may fail a state or local emissions inspection if you do not have this recall repair done. It is very important that your motorcycle meet the mandated emissions regulations.

What should you do?
Please call your authorized Honda motorcycle dealer and make an appointment to have your VT1300CX/A repaired. Two updated “Breather Tube A” rubber elbows will be installed on your VT1300CX/A free of charge. Although the repair will take less than one hour, please plan to leave your VT1300CX/A for a day to allow the dealer flexibility in scheduling.

Consequence of not repairing your motorcycle
The California DMV will not renew your registration until this emissions recall has been completed. After completing the repair procedure, your dealer will give you a Vehicle Emission Recall - Proof of Correction certificate. Keep this certificate for your records as proof that the emissions recall was completed. Submit the certificate to the DMV only if the DMV requests it. Please make sure the dealer completes the repair and gives you the certificate.

Who to contact for help
Contact your Honda motorcycle dealer for help. Should you need assistance in locating a Honda dealer, please
visit our website at

Who to contact if you experience problems
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from your Honda dealer, you may write to or call:

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Motorcycle Customer Support
Mail Stop 100-4C-7B
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
(866) 784-1870

What to do if you feel this notice is in error
This notice was mailed to you according to the most current information we have available. If you no longer own this motorcycle or some information in this notice is incorrect, please fill out and return the included, postagepaid Information Change Card. This will help us to update our records.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your VT1300CX/A Fury purchase and your cooperation.


American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Motorcycle Division