American Honda Motor Company of Torrance, Calif., is recalling about 65,000 Recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).
The muffler can overheat, causing the plastic heat shield to melt or catch fire, posing a fire and burn hazard.
The firm has received 22 reports of the muffler plastic heat shield melting and three reports of muffler plastic heat shield fires. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves all model year 2016 through 2017, and some model year 2018 Honda Pioneer 1000 Vehicles sold in red, blue, green, gray and yellow. The name “HONDA” is on the front, sides and the rear of the vehicle.
The model name Pioneer 1000 is printed on a label located on both sides of the vehicle, near the rear. The serial number (VIN #) is stamped in the frame at the left rear, below the tilt-up bed/seat.
The following model numbers and serial number ranges are being recalled:
The ROVs, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from October 2015, through April 2018, for between $14,000 and $22,000.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact an authorized Honda Powersports dealer to schedule an appointment for a free inspection and repair. Honda is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Consumers may contact American Honda toll-free at 866-784-1870 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday or online at http://powersports.honda.com/ and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.
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