American Honda Motor Co Inc—TRX500FE / FM All-Terrain Vehicles

PRA number

2014/14165

Published date

Product description

TRX500FE / FM is a 500cc, four wheeled agricultural motorcycle. The FE and FM designation shows F = Four Wheel Drive, M = Manual Shift Transmission and E = Electric Shift Transmission.
Identifying features
2012 TRX500FM 1HFTE38UXC4000002 to 1HFTE38U1C4001801 2013 TRX500FM 1HFTE38U2D4100001 to 1HFTE38U1D4100300 2012 TRX500FE 1HFTE38U0C4060001 to 1HFTE38UXC4061320 2013 TRX500FE 1HFTE38U5D4160001 to 1HFTE38U9D4160180

Other identifying numbers

2012 TRX500FM 1HFTE38UXC4000002 to 1HFTE38U1C4001801
2013 TRX500FM 1HFTE38U2D4100001 to 1HFTE38U1D4100300
2012 TRX500FE 1HFTE38U0C4060001 to 1HFTE38UXC4061320
2013 TRX500FE 1HFTE38U5D4160001 to 1HFTE38U9D4160180

What are the defects?

The affected VIN range has been expanded and some faulty shafts may have been missed. Some of the Steering Shafts fitted to these models may have been damaged during the manufacturing process, causing a slight bending and possible cracking of the shaft.

Please note this campaign has been reported previously, and some units may have already been inspected.

What are the hazards?

The shaft may break during use causing loss of steering control and possible accident.

What should consumers do?

Do not use the product until it has been inspected by a Honda Dealer and, if required, a new countermeasure steering shaft fitted. This applies even to units that been previously inspected, but not had a new shaft fitted.

For help finding a Honda dealer and for more information, consumers can go to https://motorcycles.honda.com.au/contactus

Supplier

American Honda Motor Co Inc

Traders who sold this product

All Honda Motorcycle franchises

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

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Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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