The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for several popular ATVs after reports that the fuel tap or carburetor can leak fuel, causing a dangerous fire while in operation. The ATV in question is detailed below, including a photo.
For this ATV recall, owners and operators are asked not to drive the vehicle, but instead to contact the manufacturer to arrange taking it to an authorized service center for repairs.
The recall is for the Kawasaki Brute Force 300, KFX50, and KFX90 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The company has reportedly received hundreds of reports that the fuel tap or carburetor can leak fuel, posing a fire hazard. As many as 35,000 ATVs may be affected by this recall. The ATV recall for the KFX models can be read here. According to the recall notices, the KFX models have fuel tap leaks, while the Brute Force models can leak from the fuel tap or the carburetor.
Here is the ATV recall description for the Brute Force model issued by the USCPSC. A series of photos follow.
This recall involves all 2012 through 2017 model Kawasaki Brute Force 300 ATVs. The recalled ATVs have seating for one person and were sold in red, black, white and green. Brute Force is printed on the right and left front fender. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is located under the bumper. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.kawasaki.com.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact Kawasaki to schedule a free repair.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 260 reports of fuel leaking from the fuel tap or carburetor. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from November 2011 through June 2017 for about $4,300.
Manufacturer(s): Kwang Yang Motor Co. Ltd, of Taiwan
Importer(s): Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., of Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Distributor(s): Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., of Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Manufactured In: Taiwan
Units: About 20,000
Here are photos of the models being recalled.
The KFX50 model
The KFX90 Model
The Brute Force model
Consumer Contact: Call Kawasaki toll-free at 866-802-9381 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.Kawasaki.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.
Recall number: 17-218
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