Honda is recalling about 15,400 year 2014 Honda Pioneer 700 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) because debris can accumulate on the middle skid plate and make contact with the vehicle’s exhaust system. Dried debris can ignite, resulting in smoke or fire.
This recall involves all models of the 2014 Honda Pioneer 700 recreational off-highway vehicle (ROV). ROVs are motorized off-road vehicles with a steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, bucket or bench seats, seat belts and an occupant protection structure. The recalled vehicles came in two-seat and four-seat models and were black with camouflage, olive or red hood and trim pieces. “HONDA” is on the front grill and rear tail gate. “Pioneer 700” appears on a tab on the sides of the vehicle just behind the driver’s and front passenger’s seats.
The model and serial numbers are on a certification label affixed to the top rear of the driver’s side front wheel well. The following model numbers and serial number ranges are being recalled:
SXS 700M2 2AC
VE0225E4000006 to VE022XE4006304
SXS 700M2 4AC
VE0284E4000003 to VE0284E4001202
SXS 700M4 AC
VE0204E4000013 to VE020XE4006849
SXS 700M4 3AC
VE0268E4000004 to VE0269E4001503
Honda has received reports of 10 incidents involving fires resulting from vegetation and debris accumulating on the middle skid plate and making contact with the vehicle’s exhaust system. No injuries were reported.
Owners should immediately stop using the recalled vehicle and take it to an authorized Honda dealer to have the original middle skid plate removed and an updated middle skid plate installed free of charge.
These were sold at authorized Honda powersports dealers nationwide from August 2013 through September 2014.
For more information contact American Honda Motor Company, of Torrance, CA at (888) 888-3139 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.powersports.honda.com and click on Product Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.