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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,950 miles

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1998 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 122005

Civic 2-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,950 miles


I have a 1998 Honda shadow aero (VT1100-C3) VIN[xxx] that has developed an oil guide plug leak. This leak results in oil being pumped out of the lower portion of the engine directly in front of the rear tire while riding the motorcycle. It has been a proven inherent design problem in model years 1998 through 2001. Honda has issued a warning and the repair instructions in their September 1999 issue of the Honda wrench publication. The dealerships that I have contacted do not claim knowledge of this problem or the article from Honda. My understanding is Honda still refuses to issue a recall for this defect. I stay in contact with a large group of people who own this same style motorcycle via the internet and this problem is widespread. I am going to have this problem repaired at my own expense as I do not consider the motorcycle safe to operate in it's current condition. I would like to go on record and file a formal complaint and will encourage fellow aero owners who have experienced this problem to do the same. I will keep a file with my repair information in the event Honda comes forward and acknowledges this flaw in their design and issues a recall. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Fenton, MO, USA

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