May 2008


Dear TRX500 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 certain 2008 model year Honda TRX500 FPM and TRX500 FPE ATVs.

Our records indicate that you own one of these vehicles.

What is the problem?
An internal crack may exist in the output shaft of the electric power steering unit. As a result, the steering shaft could break unexpectedly while the ATV is in operation. If that occurs, the rider could lose steering control and crash.

The electric power steering output shaft could fail without warning and result in the loss of steering control, leading to a crash in which the rider could be seriously injured or killed.

Do not operate your TRX500 Foreman until the electric power steering unit has been replaced.

What should you do?
Call any authorized Honda ATV dealer and make an appointment to have your TRX500 Foreman repaired. The dealer will order and install a new electric power steering unit 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 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.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Motorcycle Division