By Susan Engstrom
The vehicles may lose steering control.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., of Torrance, California, is recalling about 118,600 Honda Pioneer 700 & 1000 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) with Electric Power Steering (EPS) because the ROV can lose steering control, posing crash and injury hazards (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 21-711, December 3, 2020).
Incidents and injuries. The firm has received eight reports of the ROVs having either play in the steering or losing control of steering. No injuries or accidents have been reported.
Product description. This recall involves Model Year 2017-2019 & certain 2020 Honda Pioneer 700 and 2016-2019 & certain 2020 Pioneer 1000 Side-by-Side vehicles equipped with EPS. The recalled vehicles were sold in various colors, includingred, blue, green, gray, and yellow. The name "HONDA" is on the front, sides, and rear of the vehicle. The model name Pioneer 700 or Pioneer 1000 is printed on a label located on both sides of the vehicle. The serial number (VIN) is stamped in the frame at the left rear, below the tilt-up bed/seat. A full list of the models and VINs may be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website.
The recalled vehicles were manufactured in the United States and were sold by authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from August 2015 through March 2020 for approximately between $10,000 and $21,000.
Remedy. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact an authorized Honda Powersports dealer to schedule an appointment for a free inspection and repair, if necessary. Honda is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Important CPSC Recall Remedy Notice Due to COVID-19. CPSC is advising consumers that because of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall notices may not be currently available. Consumers should check with the recalling companies for further details. Moreover, the agency notice reminds consumers that CPSC and the recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.
Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact American Honda toll-free at 866-784-1870 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at http://powersports.honda.com/ and click on "Recall Information" at the bottom of the page.
Companies: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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