American Honda Motor Corp., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling about 11,000 ATVs because of a problem with the ball joints. Model year 2006 TRX450ER and TRX450R ATVs are affected under the recall.
The front suspension arm ball joints could have been contaminated during production, resulting in rapid wear of one or more of the ball joints and possible ball joint separation. If the ball joint separation occurs while riding, the operator could lose control of the ATV.
Honda dealers nationwide sold the adult-sized units from September 2005 through December 2006 for between $6,600 and $7,000. No injuries have been reported related to this recall.