American Honda Motor Co. Inc. of Torrance, Calif., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled the 2008 TRX500 because the electric power steering shaft could break unexpectedly, resulting in a loss of steering control.

Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled ATVs immediately 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.

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 company’s website at

Honda says about 1,400 units are affected by the recall and that no incidents or injuries have been reported. The units were sold by Honda ATV dealers nationwide from October 2007 through March 2008 for between $6,850 and $7,400.

Also known as the FourTrax Foreman 4×4 with power steering, this adult-size ATV is designed for riders age 16 and older. The ATVs are available in red, black, olive, white and camouflage. ‘Honda’ and wing logo are printed on the fuel tank and ‘TRX500’ is printed on the side panel just below the seat.



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