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Recall: Honda Rancher All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)

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On 2012-02-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Honda Rancher All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) due to a potential crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2011 for about $5100 to $5300.

About 3,000 units are involved in this Honda all terrain vehicle recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) category in 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls, involving about 1 million product units.

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Honda Rancher All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)
Image of Recalled Honda FourTrax Rancher TRX420TE ATV 387543
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Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

Company Contact Information:

Website: http://powersports.honda.com
Phone: (866) 784-1870

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What is the problem?

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

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled vehicles are two-wheel drive 2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher ATV models TRX420TE and TRX420TM. The ATVs are red or green and have the word "Honda" on both sides of the fuel tank and the word "Rancher" on the front cowl below the handlebars and on the left rear fender. Rancher models in the following VIN ranges are being recalled:

ModelVIN Ranges
TRX420TE1HFTE344* C4500841 thru C4502580
TRX420TM1HFTE340* C4500542 thru C4501681
*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.

This recall was expanded to include additional models in December 2012.

These items were sold new+ at Honda ATV dealers nationwide from September 2011 to January 2012 for between $5,100 and $5,300.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using these ATVs and contact their Honda ATV dealer to schedule a free repair.

For more information, contact American Honda between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday toll-free at (866)784-1870 or visit the American Honda's website at http://powersports.honda.com. American Honda is contacting its customers directly.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Honda is aware of four incidents of suspension arm weld failures, including one in which a rider suffered a sprained wrist.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.