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
my camo is peeling off of my rancher 2007 4 wheeler,, help
justin boyett says
I have about 160 miles on my new 2008 Honda Rincon 680 4×4, I paid extra and got the Natural Gear camo. The camo is already starting to peel off. Heck, I didn’t even know it was just a film laid over the plastic. Still, there is no way it should be peeling like this, considering what I paid for it!!!
the 2009 420 honda rancher i have has been in the shop 11 times over the eletoric shiffter
george warmington says
I bought an honda rincon in feb of 08, it was a 2007 model bought as new from a dealer, it’s now in the shop again with a flat cam, second time with the same problem. this atv is used by me only I’m 78 years old and I use it to get around my acreage, (250) this atv is not ran hard or abused in any way,oil changed when indicated, I’ve owned hondas before but I’m VERY disappointed with this one, I paid $6800.00 for this lemon and I’m looking a total of over $2,000 for cam repairs with what the cost of the1st one, and honda won’t stand behind their product at all.
Jimmy Nettles says
I purchased a 2007 Honda Rincon 680 4×4, I paid extra and got the Natural Gear camo. The camo began pealing off withing a couple of months. I was told by the dealer and Honda that there may be a recall. 2 years later, they are telling me that there will not be a recall, and they will not cover replacing the plastic becuase my bike is now out of warranty. Honda agrees that they knew about the problem but they cannot do anything now. NOT HAPPY AT ALL. I plan to take legal action if I have to.