|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2005
|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 www.powersports.honda.com
Rancher 4x4/Rancher 4x4 ES
Foreman 4x4/Foreman 4x4 ES
Foreman Rubicon/Foreman Rubicon GPS
Rancher AT/Rancher AT GPS
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