CPSC, American Honda Motor Co. Announce Recall of ATVs
WASHINGTON, April 14 -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Honda 2004-2005 FourTrax All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) Units: About 200,000 Distributor: American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif. Hazard: The steering rods can separate, causing the driver to lose steering control. This could cause the ATV to crash and pose a risk of serious injury or death. Incidents/Injuries: Honda has received 27 reports of steering rod separation. No injuries have been reported. Description: The recall includes 2004-2005 FourTrax Honda ATVs. The ATVs are red, olive, yellow or blue and have "Honda" written on the fuel tank. The following models are included in recall: Year Model No. Model Name VIN Range 2004 TRX350TE Rancher ES 478TE244*44300003 through 478TE244*44310382 TRX350TM Rancher 478TE240*44300006 through 478TE240*44310445 TRX350FE Rancher 4x4 478TE254*44300010 through 478TE254*44323289 ES TRX350FM Rancher 4X4 478TE250*44300005 through 478TE250*44315544 TRX400FA Rancher AT 478TE290*44000055 through 478TE290*44019249 TRX400FGA Rancher AT 478TE294*44000016 through 478TE294*44008055 GPS 2005 TRX250TE Recon ES 1HFTE214*54500014 through 1HFTE214*54510334 TRX250TM Recon 1HFTE210*54500010 through 1HFTE210*54509249 TRX350TE Rancher ES 1HFTE244*54400001 through 1HFTE244*54412240 TRX350TM Rancher 1HFTE240*54400001 through 1HFTE240*54410980 TRX350FE Rancher 4x4 1HFTE254*54400001 through 1HFTE254*54415180 ES TRX350FM Rancher 4x4 1HFTE250*54400001 through 1HFTE250*54416860 TRX400FA Rancher AT 1HFTE290*54100005 through 1HFTE290*54115657 TRX400FGA Rancher AT 1HFTE294*54100004 through 1HFTE294*54103423 GPS TRX500TM Foreman 1HFTE314*54000012 through 1HFTE314*54002112 TRX500FM Foreman 4x4 1HFTE310*54000015 through 1HFTE310*54002715 TRX500FE Foreman 4x4 1HFTE317*54000026 through 1HFTE317*54003486 ES TRX500FA Foreman 1HFTE260*54400010 through 1HFTE260*54402169 Rubicon TRX500FGA Foreman 1HFTE264*54400012 through 1HFTE264*54400555 Rubicon GPS TRX650FA Rincon 4x4 1HFTE280*54000009 through 1HFTE280*54011239 TRX650FGA Rincon 4x4 1HFTE284*54000002 through 1HFTE284*54002521 GPS The model numbers can be found on the identification label located on the left side of the frame down tube. The VIN number is stamped on the front side of the frame. Sold At: Honda motorcycle dealers nationwide from August 2003 through February 2005 for between $3,600 and $8,000. Manufactured In: United States. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled ATVs immediately. Registered owners of the vehicles will be notified directly by American Honda about the recall. All recalled vehicles will be repaired free of charge. Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call Honda toll-free at (866) 784-1870 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at http://www.powersports.honda.com/
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -- such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -- contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/.
Honda Recall Hotline: (866) 784-1870
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772