American Honda Motor Co Inc—Honda TRX500FE and TRX500FM ATVs
What are the defects?
During the assembly process, some slight bending of the steering shaft may have occurred, causing microscopic cracks to appear. If left unchecked, this may result in breaking of the shaft during normal use.
What are the hazards?
If the shaft breaks, loss of control of the steering will occur, which may cause the rider to crash.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should contact their local Honda dealer and arrange to have their machines inspected and, if necessary, repaired at the earliest possible opportunity.
All authorised Honda dealers
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.