American Honda Recalls 21,000 Foreman ATVs Due to Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 29, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –


Name of product:  All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)

Hazard: The ATV’s steering shaft can break unexpectedly and cause the rider to lose steering control and crash. This poses a risk of injury or death to riders.

Consumer Contact: American Honda toll-free at (866) 784-1870 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at and click on Support for product recall information.

2012 Fourtrax


Units: 21,000

Description: This recall involves four-wheel drive 2012 and 2013 Honda FourTrax TRX500 Foreman ATV models FE and FM. The ATVs are red, green or camouflage and have “Honda” on both sides of the fuel tank and “Foreman” on the front cowl below the handlebars and on the left rear fender. The model number is on the left front frame down pipe above the driver’s left-hand side front wheel. The following VIN ranges are included in the recall.

Model VIN Ranges


2012 TRX500FE 1HFTE387*C4000006 thru 1HFTE387*C4005765


2012 TRX500FE Camo 1HFTE385*C4000002 thru 1HFTE385*C4001201


2012 TRX500FM 1HFTE380*C4000004 thru 1HFTE380*C4007923


2012 TRX500FM Camo 1HFTE381*C4000003 thru 1HFTE381*C4000902


2013 TRX500FE 1HFTE387*D4100001 thru 1HFTE387*D4101860


2013 TRX500FE Camo 1HFTE385*D4100001 thru 1HFTE385*D4100600


2013 TRX500FM 1HFTE380*D4100001 thru 1HFTE380*D4102400


2013 TRX500FM Camo 1HFTE381*D4100001 thru 1HFTE381*D4100480


Camo means the body panels have a camouflage coloring

*Denotes a random alphanumeric identifier: “0-9” or “X”

Incidents/Injuries: Honda has received 18 reports of the ATV’s steering shaft breaking, including two in which the riders were involved in a crash. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact a Honda ATV dealer to schedule a free repair. American Honda is contacting its customers directly.

Sold at: Honda ATV dealers nationwide from May 2011 through September 2013 for between $6,900 and $7,900.

Distributor: American Honda Motor Company, of Torrance, Calif.

Manufactured in: United States

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on

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