American Honda Motor Co., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 40,000 Model Year 2007 Honda TRX 500 ATVs due to loss of speed control.
It is possible for water to get into the throttle position sensor and freeze it, which causes permanent damage if the rider tries to force the throttle lever. Doing this could cause the throttle to stick open and the rider would lose control of the speed of the ATV. This poses a serious risk of injury or death for the riders.
This recall involves Model Year 2007 Honda TRX 500 ATVs, also known as the Honda Foreman and Foreman Rubicon. The adult-size ATVs are designed for use by riders age 16 and older. The 2007 model year ATVs are available in red, black, blue, olive, and camouflage. The Honda name and wing logo are printed on the fuel tank and the model name is printed on the side panel just below the seat.
So far there have not been any injuries reported to the company, but Hinda has recieved two reports of the throttle sticking. These ATVs were sold at Honda dealerships across the country in December 2007.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.