Front Door Can Open Unexpectedly in Recalled Honda Pioneer 1000 ROVs

The recalled ROVs were sold in three-seat and five-seat models in red, silver or camouflage color

Front Door Can Open Unexpectedly in Recalled Honda Pioneer 1000 ROVs
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May 11, 2016

Honda has announced a recall for a vehicle with potentially defective equipment.

The automaker is recalling its model year 2016 Honda Pioneer 1000 side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). In the affected models, the front door can open unexpectedly while in use, posing a risk of injury to occupants.

About 3,300 vehicles are included in the recall.

The recalled ROVs were sold in three-seat and five-seat models in red, silver or camouflage color. HONDA is printed on the front grill and rear tail gate. Pioneer 1000 is printed on the sides of the vehicle near the tailgate. The model and serial numbers are on a certification label located at the top rear of the left front wheel well. For a list of model and serial numbers for recalled vehicles, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

Honda has received one report of an unexpected door-release incident during a dealer set-up of the vehicle. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers could purchase the ROVs at authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from February 2016 through April 2016 for between $14,000 and $17,200.

Owners should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact their local authorized Honda Powersports dealer to schedule an appointment to have the original front door striker plates removed and replaced, free of charge.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact the company at (866) 784-1870.