CPSC – American Honda Expands Recall of FourTrax ATVs Due to Crash Hazard

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Honda FourTrax Rancher TRX420TE

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Honda FourTrax Rancher TRX420TM

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Honda FourTrax Rancher TRX420TM

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Location of model number and VIN

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)

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

American Honda; toll-free at (866) 784-1870, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at http://powersports.honda.com and click on “Product Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.

About 19,500 (about 2,900 were recalled in February 2012)

The recalled vehicles are two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive 2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher ATV TRX420 FA, FE, FM, FPA, FPE, FPM, TE and TM models. The ATVs are red, green or camouflage and have the word “Honda” and the Honda wing logo on both sides of the fuel tank. The word “Rancher” is on the front cowl below the handlebars and on the left rear fender. Rancher models in the following Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ranges are being recalled:


VIN Ranges


1HFTE370*C4300541 thru C4301380

TRX420FA Camo

1HFTE374*C4300121 thru C4300240


1HFTE354*C4501741 thru C4504380

TRX420FE Camo

1HFTE357*C4500301 thru C4500720


1HFTE350*C4502342 thru C4506061

TRX420FM Camo

1HFTE359*C4500317 thru C4500840


1HFTE372*C4300482 thru C4302461

TRX420FPA Camo

1HFTE375*C4300061 thru C4300420


1HFTE35K*C4501202 thru C4502881

TRX420FPE Camo

1HFTE35M*C4500241 thru C4500360


1HFTE35F*C4501441 thru C4502760

TRX420FPM Camo

1HFTE35H*C4500301 thru C4500420


1HFTE344* C4500841 thru C4504020


1HFTE340* C4500542 thru C4503001

*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.

Honda is aware of 10 incidents of suspension arm weld failures, including one in which a rider suffered a sprained wrist.

Consumers should immediately stop using these ATVs and contact their Honda ATV dealer to schedule a free repair. American Honda is contacting its customers directly.

Honda ATV dealers nationwide from September 2011 to November 2012 for between $5,100 and $7,600.

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

United States

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