Honda UTV Recall Summary
Honda announced a large recall of about 25,000 vehicles including model year 2019 and 2020 Pioneer and Talon utility vehicles. The Honda UTV recall involves both three and five passenger Pioneer UTVs as well as two and four passenger Talon UTVs. The vehicles can move or roll in park position, creating a crash and injury hazard. Consumers should stop using the vehicles and contact their Honda Powersports dealer for a free inspection and repair. The following recall information is from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Honda UTV Recall Details
Hazard: The ROV can move or roll when in the park position, posing crash and injury hazards.
Recall date: June 18, 2020
Units: About 25,000
Consumer 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.
Description: This recall involves certain Model Year 2019 & 2020 Honda Pioneer 1000 and Talon 1000 side-by-side vehicles. The recalled vehicles were sold in various colors, including: 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 or Talon is printed on a label located on both sides of the vehicle. For the Pioneer 1000, the serial number (VIN #) is stamped in the frame at the left rear, below the tilt-up bed/seat. For the Talon 1000, the VIN# is stamped on the left side of the frame, under the left front fender.
|MY||Model||VIN Start||VIN End|
|2019||Pioneer 1000 – 3 Passenger(SXS10M3*)||1HFVE04**K4300061||1HFVE04**K4301919|
|2019||Pioneer 1000 – 5 Passenger(SXS10M5*)||1HFVE04**K4300061||1HFVE04**K4302460|
|2019||Talon 1000 – 2 Passenger(SXS10S2*)||1HFVE05**K4000003||1HFVE05**K4003902|
|2020||Pioneer 1000 – 3 Passenger(SXS10M3*)||1HFVE04**L4400001||1HFVE04**L4402426|
|2020||Pioneer 1000 – 5 Passenger(SXS10M5*)||1HFVE04**L4400001||1HFVE04**L4402984|
|2020||Talon 1000 – 2 Passenger(SXS10S2*)||1HFVE05**L4100001||1HFVE05**L4102280|
|2020||Talon 1000 – 4 Passenger(SXS10S4*)||1HFVE06**L4000002||1HFVE06**L4002100|
Remedy: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the ROVs moving while in the park position. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide, from November 2018 through March 2020, for between $15,000 and $24,000.
Manufacturer(s): American Honda Motor Co., Inc., of Torrance, Calif.
Manufactured In: United States
Recall number: 20-751
This is another large recall by one of the major UTV manufacturers. Honda had a large recall last summer that included some of the Pioneer vehicles involved in this recall. This is more evidence that the industry as a whole seems to have a quality control problem. A significant percentage of the new vehicles being sold each year are being recalled. BRP is the only major UTV manufacturer that has not had a large vehicle recall in the last few years. Smallvehicleresource.com maintains a list of small, task-oriented vehicle recalls. Marc Cesare, Smallvehicleresource.com