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Honda expands recall of Talon 1000 ROVs

The engine may fail, causing a loss of control

Photo source: CPSC
American Honda Motor Co. of Torrance, Calif., is expanding an earlier recall of model year 2019-2021 Honda Talon 1000 ROVs.

Roughly 3,200 of the vehicles were recalled in Match 2022.

The vehicle's intake funnel band screw can loosen and enter the engine through the intake funnel and cause sudden engine failure.

This can result in a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

The firm has received a total of 18 reports of incidents, including one report of a loss of control, resulting in a crash with minor injuries to the occupants.

This recall expansion involves an additional 2,000 model year 2021 model year Honda Talon 1000 side-by-sides with model numbers Talon 1000 S2 and Talon 1000 S4.

The vehicles were sold in various colors including red, blue, green, gray and yellow.

“HONDA” is printed on the front, sides and the rear of each vehicle. “Talon” is printed on a label located on both sides of the vehicle. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) number is stamped on the frame on the left side under the left front fender.

The VIN range for affected Talon 1000s is may be found here.

The ROVs, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from March 2019 through September 2022 for between $20,000 and $27,000.

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, which includes proper tightening and thread deformation of the intake funnel screw.

American 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 https://powersports.honda.com/recalls for more information.

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