Kawasaki USA Recalls Off-Highway Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

200320 Recalled Model Year 2016 MULE PRO-FXT EPS LE (678)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 20, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

Recall Summary

Name of product: Kawasaki MULE PRO off-highway utility vehicles

Hazard: The steering shaft can develop excessive wear and affect steering control resulting in a crash hazard, posing a risk of injury or death.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: March 19, 2020

Units: About 80,000

Consumer Contact: Kawasaki toll-free at 866-802-9381 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.Kawasaki.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.

Recall Details

Description: This recall involves recall involves 2015 through 2020 MULE PRO-FX, MULE PRO-FXR, MULE PRO-FXT and 2016 – 2020 MULE PRO-DX and MULE PRO-DXT utility vehicles. The four wheel, off-highway utility vehicles were sold in black, green, white, red, bronze, silver, camo, and blue. They have side by side seating for three to six people and automotive style controls. MULE PRO is printed on the right and left front fender. The model name is printed on the right and left fender. The vehicles are available as either gas or diesel models. The diesel models have DIESEL printed on the right and left rear of the cargo bed. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is located on the steel frame between the right front lower A-arm mounts.

MODEL YEAR Model Name Model Code VIN RANGE
2015 MULE PRO-FXT KAF820AFF/L JKBAFSA1XFB500031 through JKBAFSA18FB500335
MULE PRO-FXT EPS KAF820BFF/L JKBAFSB13FB500001 through  JKBAFSB11FB504158
MULE PRO-FXT EPS LE KAF820CFF/L JKBAFSC15FB500001 through

JKBAFSC17FB504387

MULE PRO-FXT EPS CAMO KAF820DFF/L JKBAFSD17FB500001 through

JKBAFSD17FB502198

 

 

2016

 

MULE PRO-FXT KAF820AGF/L JKBAFSA1XGB500001 through

JKBAFSA19GB500250

MULE PRO-FXT EPS KAF820BGF/L JKBAFSB10GB504816 through

JKBAFSB13GB507371

MULE PRO-FXT EPS LE KAF820CGF/L JKBAFSC18GB504951 through

JKBAFSC16GB507010

 

2016 MULE PRO-FXT EPS CAMO KAF820DGF/L JKBAFSD19GB502611 through

JKBAFSD16GB503585

MULE PRO-FX KAF820EGF/L JKBAFSE17GB500001 through

JKBAFSE16GB500541

MULE PRO-FX EPS KAF820FGF/L JKBAFSF19GB500001 through

JKBAFSF14GB502450

MULE PRO-FX EPS LE KAF820GGF/L JKBAFSG10GB500001 through

JKBAFSG13GB501918

MULE PRO-FX EPS CAMO KAF820HGF/L JKBAFSH12GB500001 through

JKBAFSH17GB500950

MULE PRO-FXT RANCH EDITION KAF820JGF/L JKBAFSJ1XGB500001 through

JKBAFSJ1XGB501830

MULE PRO-DXT KAF1000AGF JKAAFCA17GB500001 through

JKAAFCA18GB500122

MULE PRO-DXT EPS KAF1000BGF JKAAFCB10GB500002 through

JKAAFCB10GB500873

MULE PRO-DXT EPS LE KAF1000CGF JKAAFCC10GB500001 through

JKAAFCC11GB500492

MULE PRO-DX KAF1000DGF JKAAFCD12GB500001 through

JKAAFCD19GB500125

MULE PRO-DX EPS KAF1000EGF JKAAFCE14GB500001 through

JKAAFCE14GB500709

MULE PRO-DX EPS LE KAF1000FGF JKAAFCF18GB500002 through

JKAAFCF1XGB500342

 

 

2017 MULE PRO-FXT KAF820AHF/L JKBAFSA18HB500001 through

JKBAFSA12HB500821

MULE PRO-FXT EPS KAF820BHF/L JKBAFSB1XHB500001 through

JKBAFSB10HB510083

MULE PRO-FXT EPS LE KAF820CHF/L JKBAFSC11HB500001 through

JKBAFSC10HB509367

MULE PRO-FXT EPS CAMO KAF820DHF/L JKBAFSD13HB500001 through

JKBAFSD19HB504909

MULE PRO-FX KAF820EHF/L JKBAFSE15HB500001 through

JKBAFSE12HB501140

MULE PRO-FX EPS KAF820FHF/L JKBAFSF17HB500001 through

JKBAFSF18HB504056

MULE PRO-FX EPS LE KAF820GHF/L JKBAFSG15HB502201 through

JKBAFSG1XHB502890

MULE PRO-FX EPS CAMO KAF820HHF/L JKBAFSH16HB501301 through

JKBAFSH11HB501450

MULE PRO-FXT RANCH EDITION KAF820JHF/L JKBAFSJ18HB500001 through

JKBAFSJ16HB504483

MULE PRO-FX RANCH EDITION KAF820LHF/L JKBAFSL11HB500001 through

JKBAFSL11HB500550

MULE PRO-DXT KAF1000AHF JKAAFCA13HB500501 through

JKAAFCA15HB500659

MULE PRO-DXT EPS KAF1000BHF JKAAFCB17HB500001 through

JKAAFCB13HB502277

MULE PRO-DXT EPS LE KAF1000CHF JKAAFCC19HB500001 through

JKAAFCC18HB501219

MULE PRO-DX KAF1000DHF JKAAFCD15HB500401 through

JKAAFCD14HB500485

MULE PRO-DX EPS KAF1000EHF JKAAFCE12HB500001 through

JKAAFCE1XHB501283

MULE PRO-DX EPS LE KAF1000FHF JKAAFCF14HB500001 through

JKAAFCF11HB500859

2018 MULE PRO-FXT KAF820AJF/L JKBAFSA15JB501001 through

JKBAFSA13JB501370

MULE PRO-FXT EPS KAF820BJF/L JKBAFSB15JB510201 through

JKBAFSB12JB513038

MULE PRO-FXT EPS LE KAF820CJF/L JKBAFSC10JB509651 through

JKBAFSC10JB512209

MULE PRO-FXT EPS CAMO KAF820DJF/L JKBAFSD16JB505151 through

JKBAFSD19JB506231

MULE PRO-FX KAF820EJF/L JKBAFSE17JB501401 through

JKBAFSE16JB501695

MULE PRO-FX EPS KAF820FJF/L JKBAFSF19JB504301 through

JKBAFSF16JB505745

MULE PRO-FX EPS LE KAF820GJF/L JKBAFSG19JB503101 through

JKBAFSG11JB503870

MULE PRO-FXT RANCH EDITION KAF820JJF/L JKBAFSJ18JB504801 through

JKBAFSJ18JB508072

MULE PRO-FXR KAF820KJF/L JKBAFSK14JB500002 through

JKBAFSK13JB503649

MULE PRO-DXT KAF1000AJF JKAAFCA10JB500901 through

JKAAFCA15JB501185

MULE PRO-DXT EPS KAF1000BJF JKAAFCB17JB502501 through

JKAAFCB11JB503644

MULE PRO-DX EPS KAF1000EJF JKAAFCE19JB501507 through

JKAAFCE15JB502444

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULE PRO-FXT KAF820AKF/L JKBAFSA11KB501501 through

JKBAFSA11KB501935

MULE PRO-FXT EPS KAF820BKF/L JKBAFSB17KB513201 through

JKBAFSB17KB516146

MULE PRO-FXT EPS LE KAF820CKF/L JKBAFSC11KB512401 through

JKBAFSC1XKB514907

MULE PRO-FXT EPS CAMO KAF820DKF/L JKBAFSD16KB506401 through

JKBAFSD11KB507519

MULE PRO-FX KAF820EKF/L JKBAFSE1XKB501801 through

JKBAFSE15KB502161

MULE PRO-FX EPS KAF820FKF/L JKBAFSF13KB505901 through

JKBAFSF13KB507521

MULE PRO-FX EPS LE KAF820GKF/L JKBAFSG18KB504001 through

JKBAFSG1XKB504758

MULE PRO-FXT RANCH EDITION KAF820JKF/L JKBAFSJ12KB508201 through

JKBAFSJ13KB512077

MULE PRO-FXR KAF820KKF/L JKBAFSK13KB503801 through

JKBAFSK1XKB505089

MULE PRO-DXT KAF1000AKF JKAAFCA11KB501301 through

JKAAFCA14KB501695

MULE PRO-DXT EPS KAF1000BKF JKAAFCB10KB503801 through

JKAAFCB12KB505162

MULE PRO-DX EPS KAF1000EKF JKAAFCE14KB502601 through

JKAAFCE1XKB503039

 

 

2020 MULE PRO-FXT KAF820ALF/L JKBAFSA1XLB502101 through

JKBAFSA19LB502378

MULE PRO-FXT EPS KAF820BLF/L JKBAFSB1XLB516501 through

JKBAFSB19LB518305

MULE PRO-FXT EPS LE KAF820CLF/L JKBAFSC1XLB515301 through

JKBAFSC1XLB516657

MULE PRO-FXT EPS CAMO KAF820DLF/L JKBAFSD1XLB507701 through

JKBAFSD1XLB508184

MULE PRO-FX KAF820ELF/L JKBAFSE18LB502401 through

JKBAFSE19LB502598

MULE PRO-FX EPS KAF820FLF/L JKBAFSF18LB507919 through

JKBAFSF1XLB509199

MULE PRO-FX EPS LE KAF820GLF/L JKBAFSG18LB505201 through

JKBAFSG12LB505744

MULE PRO-FXT RANCH EDITION KAF820JLF/L JKBAFSJ1XLB512501 through

JKBAFSJ17LB514237

MULE PRO-FXR KAF820KLF/L JKBAFSK13LB507901 through

JKBAFSK18LB508784

MULE PRO-FXT RANCH EDITION KAF820MLF/L JKBAFSM12LB500001 through

JKBAFSM16LB501023

MULE PRO-DXT KAF1000ALF JKAAFCA13LB502001 through

JKAAFCA18LB502091

MULE PRO-DXT EPS KAF1000BLF JKAAFCB17LB505501 through

JKAAFCB18LB505992

MULE PRO-DX EPS KAF1000ELF JKAAFCE13LB503501 through

JKAAFCE18LB503686

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: The firm has received 453 reports of incidents of steering problems. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from July 2014 through January 2020 for between $12,000 and $17,000.

Manufacturer(s): Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. U.S.A, of Lincoln, Neb.

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

Manufactured In: United States

Recall number: 20-726

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

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