Consumers are urged to immediately stop using certain Honda ATVs due to crash hazards associated with the vehicle. There are approximately 2,900 of the vehicles affected by this recall. The ATVs, which were distributed by the Torrance-based American Honda Motor Company, are two-wheel drive Honda FourTrax Rancher ATVs, models TRX420TE and TRX420TM, of the 2012 model year.
The vehicles were sold between September 2011 and January 2012 by dealers all across the country. They retailed for for just over $5,000. Owners are asked to contact their dealer to get a free repair, and in the meantime, they should cease usage of this particular vehicle.
Specifically, the problem concerns a weld on one of the suspension arms. The front right arm’s weld can become detached from the vehicle. This poses a risk that the driver may lose control and crash the ATV. One sprained wrist has already occurred because of this failure, which has also resulted in three other reported incidents.
As a personal injury lawyer in San Jose, I’m saddened to see crucial safety features fail on any kind of vehicle. ATVs with defects can be just as hazardous as any automobile’s defect, especially since riders likely don’t have the same amount of protection as in a car. It’s my hope as a San Jose car accident lawyer that people obey safety regulations in all vehicles, not just automobiles.