In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), American Honda Motor Co. voluntarily recalled an estimated 42,000 ATVs due to possible loss of control hazard, according to the CPSC.
Honda’s 2007-2008 TRX 420 Rancher, also known as the Honda FourTrax Rancher 4X4, ATVs were sold nationwide from January 2007-May for between $5,300-$5,600. They are available in red, black, olive and camouflage. The Honda name and wing logo are printed on the fuel tank, and the model year is on a label located on the frame behind the left front wheel. The model name “Rancher” is on a label at the left rear of the ATV.
The units were recalled because if the vehicle’s rubber constant velocity boots get punctured or torn, the joint will become contaminated and severe binding of the constant velocity joints could occur, resulting in sudden loss of steering control. There have been no incidents reported.
Registered owners of the recalled ATVs were sent direct notices.