Note: This recall has been reannounced.

American Honda Recalls ATVs due to Crash Hazard

A weld on the recalled two-wheel drive 2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher ATV models front right upper suspension arm can separate, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

Recall date: February 21, 2012
Recall number: 12-722
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    Honda FourTrax Rancher TRX420TE

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Recall Summary

Name of product:

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)

Hazard:

A weld on the ATV's front right upper suspension arm can separate, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, posing a crash hazard.

Consumer Contact:

For more information, contact American Honda between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday toll-free at (866) 784-1870 or visit the American Honda's website at http://powersports.honda.com. American Honda is contacting its customers directly.

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Recall Details

Units

About 2,900

Description

The recalled vehicles are two-wheel drive 2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher ATV models TRX420TE and TRX420TM. The ATVs are red or green and have the word "Honda" on both sides of the fuel tank and the word "Rancher" on the front cowl below the handlebars and on the left rear fender. Rancher models in the following VIN ranges are being recalled:

ModelVIN Ranges
TRX420TE 1HFTE344* C4500841 thru C4502580
TRX420TM 1HFTE340* C4500542 thru C4501681
*Denotes a random alphanumeric identifier: "0-9" or "X"

 

The model number is visible on the right front frame down pipe above the driver's right-hand side front wheel. The VIN is located on the top center front of the frame and is visible looking down between the bars of the gear rack and through the middle opening of the front fairing.

Incidents/Injuries

Honda is aware of four incidents of suspension arm weld failures, including one in which a rider suffered a sprained wrist.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using these ATVs and contact their Honda ATV dealer to schedule a free repair.

Sold at

Honda ATV dealers nationwide from September 2011 to January 2012 for between $5,100 and $5,300.

Distributor(s)

American Honda Motor Company, of Torrance, Calif.

Manufactured in

United States

  • Honda FourTrax Rancher TRX420TE

  • Honda FourTrax Rancher TRX420TM