Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

KYMCO Recalls ATVs Due to Burn, Fire Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: All-terrain vehicles

Hazard: 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.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: KYMCO USA toll-free at (888) 235-3417 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email info@kymcousa.com, or online at www.kymcousa.com and click on Recall Information for more information.

Units: About 540

Description: 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

* represents a check digit that varies in each VIN

 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: 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.

Sold at: KYMCO dealers nationwide from April 2013 to August 2014 for about $9,000.

Importer: KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.

Manufactured in: Taiwan