Many consumers will ignore these types of recalls, but all too often, vehicles that aren’t meant for daily or road use are recalled over crash or injury risks.
The latest recall announcement reported by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission indicates that recreational off-highway vehicles manufactured by Honda are being recalled after the firm learned that the front passenger seat belt buckle could fail due to a manufacturing issue. If that’s the case and an accident takes place, the occupant will be more likely to suffer an injury as a result.
Thousands of these vehicles have been recalled, which prompted us to report on this recall as these units may not be in top shape.
Consumers should be on the lookout for the 2017 Honda Pioneer 700 side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles that come with “Pioneer 700” printed on the sides of the vehicle. These units were sold nationwide between December 2016 and April 2017.
While no accidents or injuries associated with these vehicles were reported, consumers should keep in mind that nothing guarantees that a seat belt issue may take place in the event of a collision if this issue isn’t addressed properly.
Consumers with the recalled vehicles must not drive or ride in the recalled units until they are able to contact a local authorized Honda Powersports dealer where the recalled vehicle will be inspected thoroughly. The repair should be performed entirely for free.
If you own one of the recalled vehicles or you know someone who does, do not let an injury accident occur. Make sure your vehicle is repaired promptly so that you are always safe.
Whenever a vehicle or another consumer product you own and use regularly is recalled over injury risks, act promptly. Heed the manufacturer’s instructions and make sure to avoid issues by acting promptly and as soon as you learn about the recall. If your vehicle ever presents any equipment issue, report it immediately to both the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the manufacturer. You might be helping them to identify problems that could lead to major accidents.
For more on this injury-related recall, follow this link.