Honda FourTrax ATV Recall Issued Over Defective Suspension Arms


About 2,900 Honda FourTrax All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) have been recalled following reports of suspension arm failures, which could cause the vehicle to crash. 

The Honda FourTrax ATV recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 21, after the manufacturer received at least four reports of suspension arm weld failures. At least one rider has been injured, suffering a sprained wrist in an ATV accident.

According to the CPSC, the upper front right suspension arm weld can fail, which can cause the driver to lose control of the ATV.

The ATV recall affects about 2,900 two-wheel drive 2012 Honda FourTrax Ranger ATVs with model numbers TRX420TE and TRX420TM. The affected TRX420TE models have Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) of 1HFTE344* C4500841 through C4502580 and the affected TRX420TM models have VINs of 1HFTE340* C4500542 through C4501681, the * representing 0-9 or an X. The model number is located on the right frame down pipe over the front right side wheel. The VIN is on the top center front of the frame between the bars of the gear rack and through the middle opening of the front fairing.

The recalled ATVs were sold at Honda ATV dealers nationwide for between $5,100 and $5,300 from September 2011 through January 2012.

The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the recalled ATVs immediately and contact their Honda ATV dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers with questions can call American Honda at (866) 784-1870 or visit the company’s website at

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