Honda Recalls 22,142 Shadow Cruiser Models

Byron Wilson | January 13, 2016

Honda has issued a sizable recall for a number of its Shadow cruiser models through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, ranging from the 2010 model year up to the 2016 model year. According to the NHTSA announcement, “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.” Included below is the complete list of affected models.

2016 Honda Shadow Aero

2012-2014 Model Year

2011 – 2016 Model Year

2013 – 2016 Model Year

2010 – 2016 Model Year

2013-2014 Model Year

There are 22,142 units affected by the defect, and Honda estimates that 100% of the population described above is affected.

The risk for engine stall or misfire is increased as a result of the potential for bank angle sensor failure, and Honda Motor Company has received numerous reports of such incidents occurring dating back to 2013.

Owners of affected models will be contacted by mail and asked to take the motorcycle to a Honda dealer, where the joint connector will be relocated and bank angle sensor replaced, free of charge. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870 for more information. Honda’s recall ID is JW7.

Owners may also go to or call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for more information. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 15V874000.

Byron Wilson

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