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Honda Recalls 2008 TRX500 - Power Steering Hazard

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<h1 align="center">Recall Alert</h1>
<h2 align="center">U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission</h2>
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		<td align="left">Office of Information and Public Affairs</td>
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		<td align="left">May 8, 2008

		Alert #08-570</td>
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<h2>American Honda Motor Co. Recalls ATVs Due to Loss of Steering Control</h2>

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in 
cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately 
unless otherwise instructed.</p>

[b]Name of Product: [/b]Model Year 2008 Honda TRX500 ATVs</p>

[b]Units: [/b]About 1,400</p>

[b]Manufacturer: [/b]American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif. </p>

[b]Hazard: [/b]The electric power steering shaft of the recalled ATVs could 
break unexpectedly, resulting in the rider’s losing steering control. This poses 
a risk of injury or death to riders. </p>

[b]Incidents/Injuries: [/b]No incidents or injuries have been reported.</p>

[b]Description: [/b]This recall involves Model Year 2008 Honda TRX500 ATVs 
equipped with electric power steering, also known as the Honda FourTrax Foreman 
4X4 with electric power steering. The adult-size ATVs are designed for use by 
riders age 16 and older. The ATVs are available in red, black, olive, white, and 
camouflage. “Honda” and wing logo are printed on the fuel tank and “TRX500” is 
printed on the side panel just below the seat.</p>

[b]Sold by: [/b]Honda ATV dealers nationwide from October 2007 through March 
2008 for between $6,850 and $7,400.</p>

[b]Manufactured in: [/b]United States</p>

[b]Remedy: [/b]Consumers should stop using these recalled ATVs immediately 
and contact any Honda ATV dealer to make an appointment for a free repair. 
Registered owners of the recalled ATVs have been sent direct notices.</p>

[b]Consumer Contact: [/b]For additional information, consumers can contact 
Honda toll-free at (866) 784-1870 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through 
Friday, or visit the company’s website at</p>
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