American Honda Motor Co. recalled around 40,000 Honda TRX ATVs, model year 2007, because of loss of speed control, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Water can enter the throttle position sensor and freeze, which could cause the throttle to stick open if the rider forces the throttle lever. There have been two reported incidents but no injuries.
Consumers are to stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. Registered owners of the ATVs were sent a direct notice, and consumers should contact a Honda ATV dealer to schedule a free repair.
The ATVs, also known as the Honda Foreman and Foreman Rubicon, were sold from June 2006 to December for $6,500-$7,600. The ATVs came in red, black, blue, olive and camouflage. The Honda name and wing logo are printed on the fuel tank, and the model name is on the side panel just below the seat.