Kawasaki Recall of certain Off-Highway Utility Vehicles Due to Fuel Leak, Fire Hazards

Kawasaki Recall - MULE PRO-MX™ EPS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 14, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Kawasaki Recall Summary

Name of product: Kawasaki Mule™ Pro-MX™ off-highway utility vehicles

Hazard: The vehicle’s oil cooler hoses can separate and the fuel tank cap gasket can crack allowing fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: March 14, 2019

Units: About 2,600

Consumer 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” for more information

Kawasaki Recall Details

Description: This recall involves 2019 Mule Pro MX utility vehicles, models 700 EPS, 700 EPS LE and 700 Camo EPS. The four-wheel, off-highway utility vehicles were sold in camo, green, red and white. They have side by side seating for two people and automotive style controls. Mule Pro MX is printed on the right and left front fender. Kawasaki is printed on the cargo box. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is located on the steel frame between the right, front lower A-arm mounts.

Model Model Codes Vin Range
MULE PRO-MX EPS KAF700BKF/L RGSW643AXKB120101 through RGSW643A2KB130153
MULE PRO-MX EPS LE KAF700CKF/L RGSW643A0KB140101 through RGSW643AXKB150182
MULE PRO-MX EPS Camo KAF700DKF/L RGSW643A1KB160101 through RGSW643A2KB170135

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact a Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair. Kawasaki is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki has received seven reports of vehicles catching on fire and being damaged. No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from August 2018 through February 2019 for about $12,000.

Importer(s): Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. of Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Manufactured In: Taiwan

Recall number: 19-728

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission