Update: Recall Expanded for Honda Talon 1000 ROVs Over Crash, Injury Hazards
Honda has issued an expanded recall for about 34,000 Honda Talon 1000 ROVs from model years 2019-2021  over concerns that the vehicle's intake funnel band screw can loosen and enter the engine through the intake funnel and cause sudden engine failure, resulting 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," CPSC said.
The expanded recall affects:
|MY||Model||VIN Start||VIN End|
|2021||Talon 1000 S2||1HFVE05**M4200084||1HFVE05**M4203061|
|2021||Talon 1000 S4||1HFVE06**M4100121||1HFVE06**M4102580|
This recall began on Jnaury 12, 2023.
What's the Problem?
This recall affects model year 2019 – 2021 Honda Talon 1000 S2 and S4 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission . The VIN range for affected Talon 1000s is as follows:
|MY||Model||VIN Start||VIN End|
|2019||Talon 1000 S2||1HFVE05**K4000003||1HFVE05**K4003902|
|2020||Talon 1000 S2||1HFVE05**L4100001||1HFVE05**L4102280|
|2021||Talon 1000 S2||1HFVE05**M4200001||1HFVE05**M4202760|
|2020||Talon 1000 S4||1HFVE06**L4000002||1HFVE06**L4003420|
|2021||Talon 1000 S4||1HFVE06**M4100001||1HFVE06**M4102218|
"Honda has received 16 reports of loose intake funnel band screws entering the engine, resulting in engine damage/failure," CPSC said. "Honda has received one report of a loss of control, resulting in a crash with minor injuries to the occupants."
The recalled Honda Talon ROVs were sold in various colors including red, blue, green, gray and yellow. The word “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.
Affected vehicles were sold at authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from March 2019 through January 2022 for between $20,000 and $27,000.
If you purchased a Honda Talon ROV that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact an authorized Honda Powersports dealer to schedule an appointment for a free inspection and repair. Honda is contacting all known purchasers directly.
This recall began on March 9, 2022.
The CPSC Recall Number for this item is 22-096.
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