Thousands of Honda ATVs recalled

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Recalled ATV, photo from the CPSC

Thousands of ATVs are being recalled due to issues with parts on the vehicles.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission 21,000 ATVs distributed by the American Honda Motor Company are being recalled. The recall involves four-wheel drive 2012 and 2013 Honda FourTrax TRX500 Foreman ATV models FE and FM.

As of Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Honda had received 18 reports of the ATV’s steering shaft breaking. Two of these riders were involved in a crash, but no injuries were reported.

The affected vehicles are red, green, or camouflage and have Honda marked on both sides of the fuel tank. The front cowl below the handlebars and on the left rear fender is marked Foreman.

Model numbers can be found on the left front frame down pipe above the driver’s left-hand side front wheel.

Click here to see VIN ranges and Model numbers included in the recall.

If you have a recalled product the CPSC said you should immediately stop using it and contact a Honda ATV dealer to schedule a free repair.