American Honda Expands Recall of FourTrax ATVs Due to Crash Hazard

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

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: Tháng Mười Hai 26, 2012
Recall number: 13-713
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)

Hazard:

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

Consumer Contact:

American Honda; toll-free at (866) 784-1870, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at http://powersports.honda.com and click on “Product Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 19,500 (about 2,900 were recalled in February 2012)

Description

The recalled vehicles are two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive 2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher ATV TRX420 FA, FE, FM, FPA, FPE, FPM, TE and TM models. The ATVs are red, green or camouflage and have the word "Honda" and the Honda wing logo on both sides of the fuel tank. The word “Rancher” is on the front cowl below the handlebars and on the left rear fender. Rancher models in the following Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ranges are being recalled:

 

Model

VIN Ranges

TRX420FA

1HFTE370*C4300541 thru C4301380

TRX420FA Camo

1HFTE374*C4300121 thru C4300240

TRX420FE

1HFTE354*C4501741 thru C4504380

TRX420FE Camo

1HFTE357*C4500301 thru C4500720

TRX420FM

1HFTE350*C4502342 thru C4506061

TRX420FM Camo

1HFTE359*C4500317 thru C4500840

TRX420FPA

1HFTE372*C4300482 thru C4302461

TRX420FPA Camo

1HFTE375*C4300061 thru C4300420

TRX420FPE

1HFTE35K*C4501202 thru C4502881

TRX420FPE Camo

1HFTE35M*C4500241 thru C4500360

TRX420FPM

1HFTE35F*C4501441 thru C4502760

TRX420FPM Camo

1HFTE35H*C4500301 thru C4500420

TRX420TE

1HFTE344* C4500841 thru C4504020

TRX420TM

1HFTE340* C4500542 thru C4503001

 

*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 10 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. American Honda is contacting its customers directly.

Sold at

Honda ATV dealers nationwide from September 2011 to November 2012 for between $5,100 and $7,600.

Distributor

American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif.

Manufactured in

United States

  • Honda FourTrax Rancher TRX420TE

  • Honda FourTrax Rancher TRX420TM

  • Honda FourTrax Rancher TRX420TM

  • Location of model number and VIN