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Turtlern56 09-19-2014 09:32 AM

Pioneer recall
 
So after months of waiting finally supposed to pick up my 700-4 today. He sent me a picture of it delivered yesterday. Just got a message from salesman saying Honda has froze sales of pioneer due to a skid plate recall. Pretty pissed to say the least. Anybody heard of such? Or am I getting a run around?

toodeep 09-19-2014 09:36 AM

Dear Honda Powersports Dealer:
Honda is launching a SAFETY RECALL on model year 2014 SXS700M4/M2 vehicles to replace the middle skid plate on affected units.


When the vehicle is operated in certain agricultural or grassland environments, dried brush and debris can accumulate on top of the middle skid plate. If not cleaned out periodically, accumulated brush and debris can create a potential fire hazard ignited by the exhaust system.


Effective immediately, YOU MUST NOT SELL any NEW or USED 2014 SXS700M4/M2 until it is repaired according to the Service Bulletin procedure.


NOTE: Your dealership will be violating Federal Law, violating your sales and service agreement, and risking chargeback of sales incentives if you sell any affected products listed in this notice prior to performing the repair procedure. If you have any questions about your responsibility, please refer to this link:

toodeep 09-19-2014 09:40 AM

The service bulletin for the repair won't be released until next week. From the required parts (not available yet) it looks like they are replacing the skid plate.




I can't believe they did a "stop sale" recall on this issue though. It's been there for about a year and they knew about it. It is an issue (we just have been telling customers to keep an eye on it) but not a new one.

Turtlern56 09-19-2014 09:43 AM

Dang it. I guess there it is. Third time I've had to borrow a trailer for suspected delivery for this bike. Frustrated to say the least. I have a 601/2" trailer. Just scared it won't fit. Thanks for the insight.

Dick 09-19-2014 09:51 AM

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@toodeep any insight on how they will fix this? You think they will open it up more or close it in better.

toodeep 09-19-2014 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Turtlern56 (Post 181673)
Dang it. I guess there it is. Third time I've had to borrow a trailer for suspected delivery for this bike. Frustrated to say the least. I have a 601/2" trailer. Just scared it won't fit. Thanks for the insight.


I hear you on the frustrated part. With stock tires it will be tight but it will fit.

toodeep 09-19-2014 09:57 AM

I'm not sure on what they will do. Since the parts required involves a replacement skid plate I would guess they are closing it in more. I will know for sure next week when the bulletin is released.

Turtlern56 09-19-2014 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toodeep (Post 181697)
With stock tires it will be tight but it will fit.

We'll I'm hoping so. I've had a 2011 mid size polaris 500 on there and a full size 2005 polaris 500. Both fit. Super tight. Not at same time. I just didn't want to be the one at the dealer trying to squeeze it on like an idiot. Lol. I will test fit here. Hopefully this deal will not take weeks to resolve. I'm sure mine will now be test drove a thousand times from people wanting to see one. Around here in Arkansas no dealer has had one for months. I've never even seen one in person. Lol

toodeep 09-19-2014 10:06 AM

Call your salesman and tell him you don't want a "demo" unit.... lol If they are any good they will keep the key out of it.


My trailer is 60 inches wide (a little wider in places from being bowed out over the years) and they just fit. With aftermarket wheels it would be a no go.


http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...psb20aadea.jpg

Turtlern56 09-19-2014 10:19 AM

Thanks again toodeep. I might just take mine up there and try it then. I sure hope I get it before hunting season. I started this whole process earlier than I wanted to for fear of not getting it in time. Looks like I might have shorted myself still. Although he is saying parts are already shipping for fix. So who knows when.


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