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Safety Alert

American Honda Recalls Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Recreational off-highway vehicles

Hazard: Vegetation and debris can accumulate on the middle skid plate and make contact with the vehicle's exhaust system. Dried debris can ignite, resulting in smoke or fire.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: American Honda toll-free at (888) 888-3139 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.powersports.honda.com and click on Product Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 15,400

Description: This recall involves all models of the 2014 Honda Pioneer 700 recreational off-highway vehicle (ROV). ROVs are motorized off-road vehicles with a steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, bucket or bench seats, seat belts and an occupant protection structure. The recalled vehicles came in two-seat and four-seat models and were black with camouflage, olive or red hood and trim pieces. "HONDA" is on the front grill and rear tail gate. "Pioneer 700" appears on a tab on the sides of the vehicle just behind the driver's and front passenger's seats. The model and serial numbers are on a certification label affixed to the top rear of the driver's side front wheel well. The following model numbers and serial number ranges are being recalled:


Model Number

Serial Number Range (All begin with 1HF)

Number of Seats

SXS 700M2 2AC

VE0225E4000006 to VE022XE4006304


SXS 700M2 4AC

VE0284E4000003 to VE0284E4001202


SXS 700M4 AC

VE0204E4000013 to VE020XE4006849


SXS 700M4 3AC

VE0268E4000004 to VE0269E4001503



Incidents/Injuries: Honda has received reports of 10 incidents involving fires resulting from vegetation and debris accumulating on the middle skid plate and making contact with the vehicle's exhaust system. No injuries were reported.

Remedy: Owners should immediately stop using the recalled vehicle and take it to an authorized Honda dealer to have the original middle skid plate removed and an updated middle skid plate installed free of charge.

Sold at: Authorized Honda powersports dealers nationwide from August 2013 through September 2014.

Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company, of Torrance, Calif.

Manufactured in: USA