American Honda Recalls ATVs Due to Crash Hazard

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Honda FourTrax Rancher Recall

American Honda, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issues a recall notice two 2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher ATV models due to a potential crash hazard. Honda is aware of four incidents of suspension arm weld failures, including one in which a rider suffered a sprained wrist.

According to a recall notice, a weld on the front right upper suspension arm can separate, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The recall affects both the TRX420TE and TRX420TM. A total of 2,900 units are involves in the recall and were sold at Honda ATV dealers nationwide from Sept. 2011 through Jan. 2012 for between $5,100 and $5,300. All of the affected ATVs were manufactured in the United States.

Consumers are asked to immediately stop using these ATVs and contact their Honda ATV dealer to schedule a free repair.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including,,,,, and many more.

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