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Friday, May 9, 2008

Honda Motor Co. Recalls ATVs


May 8, 2008
Alert #08-570

American Honda Motor Co. Recalls ATVs Due to Loss of Steering Control

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Model Year 2008 Honda TRX500 ATVs

Units: About 1,400

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

Hazard: The electric power steering shaft of the recalled ATVs could break unexpectedly, resulting in the rider’s losing steering control. This poses a risk of injury or death to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Model Year 2008 Honda TRX500 ATVs equipped with electric power steering, also known as the Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 with electric power steering. The adult-size ATVs are designed for use by riders age 16 and older. The ATVs are available in red, black, olive, white, and camouflage. “Honda” and wing logo are printed on the fuel tank and “TRX500” is printed on the side panel just below the seat.

Sold by: Honda ATV dealers nationwide from October 2007 through March 2008 for between $6,850 and $7,400.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled ATVs immediately and contact any Honda ATV dealer to make an appointment for a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled ATVs have been sent direct notices.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Honda toll-free at (866) 784-1870 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.powersports.honda.com


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