TRX 420 Rancher ATV Recalled
By American Honda Motor Co.
Due to Risk of Loss of Control Hazard
Washington, DC (7/20/2008) -
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
2007-2008 TRX 420 Rancher ATVs
Units: About 42,000
Manufacturer: American Honda
Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif.
Hazard: If the ATV’s rubber
CV (constant velocity) boots get punctured or
torn the joint will become contaminated and severe
binding of the CV joints could occur, resulting
in the sudden loss of steering control. This poses
a risk of injury or death to riders.
Description: This recall involves
Model Year 2007-08 Honda TRX420 ATVs, also known
as the Honda FourTrax Rancher 4X4. These are adult-size
ATVs designed for use by riders age 16 and older.
The recalled ATVs are available in red, black,
olive, and camouflage. The Honda name and wing
logo are printed on the fuel tank. The model year
is printed on a label located on the frame behind
the left front wheel. The model name “Rancher”
is on a label at the left rear of the ATV.
Sold by: Honda ATV dealers nationwide
from January 2007 through May 2008 for between
$5,300 and $5,600.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately
stop using these recalled ATVs 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 firm's
Web site at www.powersports.honda.com