Honda Recalls 1,400 TRX500 ATVs

American Honda Motor Co. Inc. is recalling about 1,400 model year 2008 TRX500 ATVs because of an electric steering shaft that could break and cause a loss of control.

The recall involves TRX500 ATVs equipped with electric power steering, also known as the Honda FourTrax Foreman 4X4 with electric power steering. Honda says the electric power steering shaft of the recalled ATVs could break unexpectedly, resulting in the rider's losing steering control. This poses a risk of injury or death to riders. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Manufactured in the United States, the quads were sold nationwide from October 2007 through March 2008 for between $6,850 and $7,400.

Registered owners of the recalled ATVs have been sent direct notices. Consumers are asked to stop using the ATVs and to contact a Honda dealer to make an appointment for a free repair.