The Torrance, California-based American Honda Motor Company has announced the recall of two different models of FourTrax TRX500 Foreman ATVs due to a possible crash hazard posed to riders. On FM and FE models of these vehicles of the 2012 and 2013 model years, there’s a possibility that breakage of the steering shaft could take place. When this happens, the rider would potentially be unable to navigate, prompting a possible crash along with all attendant injuries. Although no injuries have come to light, 18 incidents of breakage (two of which prompted a crash) have been reported. Owners of the 21,000 affected ATVs are being asked to cease usage until free repairs can be obtained from a dealer. The items were sold across the country between May 2011 and this past September.
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