Honda Recalls 40,000 ATVs

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is recalling about 40,000 of its 2007 TRX 500 ATVs, also known as the Honda Foreman and Foreman Rubicon.

Honda says water can enter the throttle position sensor and freeze, causing permanent damage if the rider forces the throttle lever. This could cause the throttle to stick open, posing a risk of injury or death to riders. The company has received two reported incidents of the throttle sticking. No injuries have been reported.

Built in the United States, the ATVs were sold by Honda dealers nationwide from June 2006 through December 2007 for between $6,500 and $7,600.

Honda says registered owners of the recalled ATVs have been sent direct notice and asked to contact any Honda ATV dealer to schedule a free repair.