Kawasaki USA Recalls Utility Vehicles Due To Fire Hazard

Name of Product: Utility Vehicles

Units: About 3,900

Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA, of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: The fuel tube can scrape against the air cleaner housing and develop holes, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki has not received any reports of incidents or injuries.

Description: The vehicles are model year 2012 Kawasaki four-wheeled, off-highway utility vehicles with side-by-side seating for two people and automobile style controls. Each model has a bench seat, a rollover protection structure and a cargo bed. The vehicles are available in the colors green, red, black and camouflage. The following models are being recalled:

MODEL NAME MODEL NUMBERS COLORS
MULE 600KAF400BCFGreenMULE 610 4×4KAF400ACFRed or GreenMULE 610 4×4 XCKAF400DCF or KAF400ECFBlack or Camouflage

The brand name appears on the sides and tailgate of the cargo bed and the model name appears on the sides of the front cowl. The model number can be found on a label under the seat, which flips up. The abbreviation “4WD” also appears on the sides of the of the cargo bed of the 610 models.

Sold at: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from June 2011 to February 2012 for between $6,700 and $8,200.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these vehicles and contact their Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Kawasaki between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday toll-free at (866) 802-9381 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (866) 802-9381     end_of_the_skype_highlighting or visit the firm’s website at www.kawasaki.com. Kawasaki is contacting its customers directly.

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12727.html

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