Honda FourTrax ATV Recall Grows Amid Safety Concerns

 In Auto Accidents Blog

Honda recently announced an expansion of its recall of its FourTrax All-Terrain Vehicles. About 2,900 FourTrax ATVs were recalled in February and the new recall expands the number of recalled ATVs to 19,500.

The manufacturer says that at least 10 of its consumers have complained that the front right and upper left suspension arms of the ATV can separate. This separation can occur while the ATV is being operated and may cause a rider to lose control of his or her ATV.

At least one ATV owner has experienced a sprained wrist as a result of this product defect.

The recalled vehicles were sold between November 2012 and September 2011 in the U.S. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the ATVs and to have their ATVs serviced at their local Honda ATV dealer.

The impacted ATV models and VIN ranges include:

  Model : TRX420FA

  VIN Range : 1HFTE370*C4300541 thru C4301380

  Model : TRX420FA Camo

  VIN Range : 1HFTE374*C4300121 thru C4300240

  Model : TRX420FE

  VIN Range : 1HFTE354*C4501741 thru C4504380

  Model : TRX420FE Camo

  VIN Range : 1HFTE357*C4500301 thru C4500720

  Model : TRX420FM

  VIN Range : 1HFTE350*C4502342 thru C4506061

  Model : TRX420FM Camo

  VIN Range : 1HFTE359*C4500317 thru C4500840

  Model : TRX420FPA

  VIN Range : 1HFTE372*C4300482 thru C4302461

  Model : TRX420FPA Camo

  VIN Range : 1HFTE375*C4300061 thru C4300420

  Model : TRX420FPE

  VIN Range : 1HFTE35K*C4501202 thru C4502881

  Model : TRX420FPE Camo

  VIN Range : 1HFTE35M*C4500241 thru C4500360

  Model : TRX420FPM

  VIN Range : 1HFTE35F*C4501441 thru C4502760

  Model : TRX420FPM Camo

  VIN Range : 1HFTE35H*C4500301 thru C4500420

  Model : TRX420TE

  VIN Range : 1HFTE344* C4500841 thru C4504020

  Model : TRX420TM

  VIN Range : 1HFTE340* C4500542 thru C4503001

Source: CPSC, ” American Honda Expands Recall of FourTrax ATVs Due to Crash Hazard,” Dec. 26, 2012

 

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