American Honda Motor Company is recalling about 25,000 recreational off-highway vehicles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.
The vehicle can move or roll while in the park position, creating crash and injury hazards, the CPSC said. American Honda said it received three reports of the ROVs moving while parked, but no injuries were reported.
The recall includes certain 2019 and 2020 models put out by American Honda, based in Torrance, California. The 2019 and 2020 Honda Pioneer 1000 and Talon 1000 side-by-side were the vehicles targeted by the CPSC. The recalled Pioneers are three- and five-passenger vehicles for 2019 and 2020, while the 2019 Talon is a two-passenger vehicle. The 2020 Talons recalled are two- and four-passenger vehicles.
The vehicles were sold in several colors, including red, blue, gray, green and yellow. The name “Honda” is on the front, rear and sides of the vehicle. The model names, “Pioneer 1000,” or “Talon,” are printed on a label located on both sides of the vehicle.
The vehicle identification number is stamped in the frame at the left rear of the Pioneer 1000, according to the CPSC. For the Talon 1000, the VIN is stamped on the left side of the frame under the left front fender.
The vehicles were sold at authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide, from November 2018 through March 2020.
According to the CPSC, consumers should immediately stop operating the recalled ROVs and contact an authorized Honda Powersports dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. Honda is also contacting all known purchasers directly.
Consumers can contact American Honda toll-free at 866-784-1870 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday or online at http://powersports.honda.com.
Source: Boston 25 News