The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released a statement on March 9th announcing the recall of a number of Honda model recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). Honda has reportedly received 16 individual complaints of “loose intake funnel band screws” entering the engine and causing the engine to fail or other damage. The vehicle manufacturer has also received a report of a loss of control over the ROV, resulting in a crash and ensuing injuries to the vehicle occupants. The affected model ROVs’ intake funnel band screws are thus particularly vulnerable to loosening and causing sudden engine failure. If such failure occurs, it could result in a loss of control over the vehicle—thereby increasing the risk of a crash or serious injury to ROV occupants.
The recall specifically affects model year 2019 – 2021 Honda Talon 1000 S2 and S4 ROVs. The off-highway vehicles were sold in colors ranging from red, blue, yellow, green, and gray and have “HONDA” printed on both the front and back as well as along the sides of each vehicle. There should also be a “Talon” label printed on both sides of the ROV. Authorized Honda Powersports dealers sold the vehicles nationwide from March 2019 through January 2022 for between $20,000 and $27,000. Please see the official announcement to access the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) range for affected Talon 1000s involved in the recall.
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