October 2013


Dear Honda TRX500FE/FM Foreman Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Act.

What is the reason for this notice?
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is conducting a safety recall of all 2012 and certain 2013 model year Honda TRX500FE and
TRX500FM ATVs. Our records indicate that you own one of these vehicles.

What is the problem?
Due to a manufacturing error, some steering shafts were slightly bent and may have been cracked, which could result in the shaft breaking while the ATV is in operation. If that occurs, the rider could lose steering control and crash.

Note: TRX500 models equipped with Electric Power Steering are not affected by this recall.

What should you do?
Call any authorized Honda ATV dealer and make an appointment to have the steering shaft on your TRX500FE/FM Foreman inspected and, if necessary, replaced with a new one. The dealer will perform this work free of charge.

Who to contact if you experience problems:
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from your Honda dealer, you may write to:
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Motorcycle Customer Support
Mail Stop 100-4C-7B
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501-2746

What to do if you feel this notice is in error:
This notice was mailed to you according to the most current information we have available. If you no longer own this vehicle, or some information in this notice is incorrect, please fill out and return the included, postage-paid Information Change Card. This will help us to update our records.

If you have questions: 
Should you need assistance in locating a Honda dealer or have additional questions, please visit our website at www.powersports.honda.com or call Honda Motorcycle Customer Support at
(866) 784-1870.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your Honda Foreman
purchase and your cooperation.

Motorcycle Division