American Honda Motor Co. recalls ATVs for safety hazard

About 40,000 Honda ATVs are being recalled to repair a potential problem with the throttle, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The recall affects model year 2007 Honda TRX 500 ATVs sold through U.S. dealers from June 2006 through December 2007 for between $6,500 and $7,600 US.

American Honda warns water can seep into the throttle position sensor and freeze. The CPSC warns if a driver applies force to the throttle, it may stay open and prevent the driver from controlling the speed of the vehicle. The company has learned of two throttles sticking.

Consumers should stop using the ATVs and contact their dealer for a repair.

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