American Honda Recalls Pioneer Due to Fire Hazard

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
2014 Honda Pioneer 700-4

American Honda and the Consumer Product Safety Commission followed Transport Canada’s lead and issued a recall notice for the Honda Pioneer due to a fire hazard.

According to the recall notice, vegetation and debris can accumulate on the middle skid plate and make contact with the vehicle’s exhaust system. Dried debris can ignite, resulting in smoke or fire.

Owners are being asked to immediately stop using the recalled vehicle and take it to an authorized Honda dealer to have the original middle skid plate removed and an updated middle skid plate installed free of charge.

2014 Honda Pioneer 700-4 Review

The recall affects all models of the 2014 Pioneer 700 – about 15,400 units in total. The recalled vehicles came in two-seat and four-seat models and were black with camouflage, olive or red hood and trim pieces.

Honda has received reports of 10 incidents involving fires resulting from vegetation and debris accumulating on the middle skid plate and making contact with the vehicle’s exhaust system. No injuries were reported.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

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