Recall: KYMCO All-terrain Vehicles
On 2014-10-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding KYMCO All-terrain Vehicles due to a potential burn and fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2013 for about $9000.
About 500 units are involved in this KYMCO atv recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 235-3417
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What is the problem?
In hot environments or high elevations, the fuel cap can fail to vent properly, causing the fuel to heat up and pressure to build up in the tank. The pressure can cause the fuel tank to rupture or the fuel to boil out of the tank onto the operator or hot engine, resulting in burns to the operator or a fire.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves model year 2013, 2014 and 2015 KYMCO MXU 700 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) including standard, LE and Camo versions. The vehicles came in black, camouflage, gold, green, red and silver. The words KYMCO and MXU 700, MXU 700 LE or MXU 700 Camo are on the front of the hood and on each rear fender. The vehicle identification number (VIN) in the format RFBLU45U*xBxxxxxx is located on the frame behind the right front wheel. The 10th digit of the VIN indicates the model year: D = 2013, E = 2014 and F = 2015. ATVs with the last six VIN digits in the following ranges are being recalled:
|Model year||VIN RANGE (VINs begin with RFBLU45U*)|
|2013||DB120111 through DB130158|
|2014||EB120203 through EB130204|
|2015||FB120315 through FB320123|
These items were sold new+ at KYMCO dealers nationwide from April 2013 to August 2014 for about $9,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact an authorized KYMCO dealer for a free repair. The original gas caps must be collected by the dealer to confirm the repair.
KYMCO USA toll-free at (888) 235-3417 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email email@example.com, or online at www.kymcousa.com and click on Recall Information for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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