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From Products Liability Law Daily,June 20, 2017

Kawasaki recalls utility vehicles, ROVs, and ATVs for fire hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., of Foothill Ranch, California, has recalled around 6,600 utility vehicles, recreational off-highway vehicles, and all-terrain vehicles because the fuel gauge retainer can collapse and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 17-751, June 20, 2017).

Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves 2017 Mule™ utility vehicles, Teryx® and Teryx4™ recreational off-highway vehicles, and Brute Force® 750 all-terrain vehicles. The 2017 Mule utility vehicle is a four-wheel off-highway vehicle with side-by-side seating for two to six people and automotive style controls. The model name is printed on the right and left front fender. For the Mule SX series and the Mule 4000 series, the vehicle identification number (VIN) is located under the seat. For the Pro models, the VIN is located on the steel frame between the right front lower A-arm mounts. The 2017 Teryx recreational off-highway vehicle is a four-wheel off-highway vehicle with seating for two or four people and automotive style controls. The model name is printed on the right and left front fender. The VIN is located on the steel frame between the right front lower A-arm mounts. The 2017 Brute Force 750 4x4i all-terrain vehicle is a four-wheel off-highway vehicle with seating for one person. The model name is printed on the right and left front fender. The VIN is located on the steel frame between the left front lower A-arm mounts. The vehicles were sold in various colors. A complete list of affected models and VIN numbers is available at www.cpsc.gov.

These utility vehicles, recreational off-highway vehicles, and all-terrain vehicles, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide from March 2017 through April 2017 for between $8,000 and $15,000.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and contact Kawasaki for a free repair. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact 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."

Companies: Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.

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