Kawasaki ATV Fire Hazard Recall
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Kawasaki ATV Fire Hazard Recall

Thursday, September 14, 2017By Richard Alexander

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced the recall of certain Kawasaki All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) models due to a potential fire hazard. According to the CPSC, these ATVs can leak fuel, which can pose a great risk of fire hazard and potential burn injuries for riders. The recall was issued on August 10, 2017 and currently impacts approximately 15,000 units. If you have one of these Kawasaki ATVs, you should stop using it immediately and contact Kawasaki for a free repair.

Kawasaki ATV Recall Details

At this time, there have been 18 reports of fuel leakage from the tap on these ATVs. The ATVs in question are KFX50 and KFX90 models manufactured between 2012 and 2017. They were sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide between October 2011 and May 2017. Thankfully, no major injuries have been reported. The model name is printed on the right and left front fender on these ATVs, and the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) can be located on the front of the steel frame, just behind the bumper. The models currently being recalled are listed below.

Recalled Kawasaki ATVs

  • 2013 KFX50
  • 2014 KFX50
  • 2015 KFX50
  • 2016 KFX50
  • 2017 KFX50
  • 2012 KFX90
  • 2013 KFX90
  • 2014 KFX90
  • 2015 KFX90
  • 2016 KFX90
  • 2017 KFX90

California in Top-Five Deadly States for ATV Riders

California remains one of the top-five deadliest states for ATV riders. The State of California comes in only behind Texas as the state with the most ATV-related deaths. To improve ATV safety, consumers are encouraged to follow manufacturers’ instructions for operation of vehicles. Helmets should always be worn, and children and adults should avoid riding on paved roadways. Equally important is ensuring all riders are properly trained and that children aren’t on adult-sized vehicles. If a manufacturing or design defect leads to an injury or a crash, it’s important to report the incident to the manufacturer and to the CPSC. You should also speak with a personal injury lawyer who has proven experience with product liability cases.

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