April 14, 2005
Release #05-157
Honda Recall Hotline: (866) 784-1870


WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Honda 2004-2005 FourTrax All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

Units: About 200,000

Manufacturer: 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 ES 478TE254*44300010 through 478TE254*44323289
TRX350FM Rancher 4X4 478TE250*44300005 through 478TE250*44315544
TRX400FA Rancher AT 478TE290*44000055 through 478TE290*44019249
TRX400FGA Rancher AT GPS 478TE294*44000016 through 478TE294*44008055
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 ES 1HFTE254*54400001 through 1HFTE254*54415180
TRX350FM Rancher 4x4 1HFTE250*54400001 through 1HFTE250*54416860
TRX400FA Rancher AT 1HFTE290*54100005 through 1HFTE290*54115657
TRX400FGA Rancher AT GPS 1HFTE294*54100004 through 1HFTE294*54103423
TRX500TM Foreman 1HFTE314*54000012 through 1HFTE314*54002112
TRX500FM Foreman 4x4 1HFTE310*54000015 through 1HFTE310*54002715
TRX500FE Foreman 4x4 ES 1HFTE317*54000026 through 1HFTE317*54003486
TRX500FA Foreman Rubicon 1HFTE260*54400010 through 1HFTE260*54402169
TRX500FGA Foreman Rubicon GPS 1HFTE264*54400012 through 1HFTE264*54400555
TRX650FA Rincon 4x4 1HFTE280*54000009 through 1HFTE280*54011239
TRX650FGA Rincon 4x4 GPS 1HFTE284*54000002 through 1HFTE284*54002521

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

Picture of Recalled ATV 
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Rancher 4x4/Rancher 4x4 ES
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Foreman 4x4/Foreman 4x4 ES
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Foreman Rubicon/Foreman Rubicon GPS
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Rancher/Rancher ES
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Rancher AT/Rancher AT GPS
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Recon/Recon ES
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Rincon/Rincon GPScape