American Honda Motor Corp.
Recalls All-Terrain Vehicles for Crash Hazard
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: Honda Model Year 2006
Units: About 11,000
Distributor: American Honda Motor Corp. Inc.,
of Torrance, Calif.
Hazard: The front suspension arm ball joints
could have been contaminated during production,
resulting in rapid wear of one or more of the
ball joints and possible ball joint separation.
If the ball joint separation occurs while
riding, the operator could lose control of the
Incidents/Injuries: American Honda Motor
Corp. has received seven warranty claims about
this problem. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves 2006 model
year TRX450ER and TRX450R ATVs. They are
adult-sized ATVs designed for use by riders age
16 and older. The ATVs are available in red or
black. The TRX450ER and TRX450R model names are
located on the front cowling just below the
handlebars and the name Honda is printed on the
Sold by: Honda dealers nationwide from
September 2005 through December 2006 for between
$6,600 and $7,000.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these
recalled ATVs until the repair has been
completed. Call any Honda ATV dealer to make an
appointment to have the ATV repaired. The dealer
will inspect and repair your ATV, if necessary.
Registered owners of the recalled ATVs have been
sent direct notice.
Consumer Contact: For more information,
consumers can call 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