Defective Throttle Prompts Utility Vehicle Recall from KYMCO

Defective Throttle Prompts Utility Vehicle Recall from KYMCO
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March 9, 2016

A utility vehicle from KYMCO is now subject to a recall due to a potential hazard.

The announcement from the manufacturer indicates that all model year 2015 and 2016 UXV 450i, UXV 450i LE and UXV 450i Turf utility vehicles are included in the recall. The throttle can fail to return to idle in affected vehicles, causing the rider to lose control, posing crash and injury hazards.

Recalled utility vehicles come in the colors blue, camouflage, matte black, gold, green, red, blue and black. The model year 2015 recalled vehicles feature vehicle identification numbers (VIN) where the last six digits are between 100101 and 190370. The last six VIN digits for 2016 models are between 190371 and 260240. The VIN can be found on the frame behind the right front wheel. UXV is printed on each side of the rear cargo box and on the hood. KYMCO is printed on the side panels.

Consumers could purchase these vehicles at authorized KYMCO dealers nationwide from June 2014 through November 2015 for between $8,000 and $8,700.

About 1,700 utility vehicles are potentially affected.

The firm has received seven reports of the throttle failing. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized KYMCO dealer for a free inspection and free repair. KYMCO is contacting consumers directly.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact KYMCO by phone at (888) 235-3417 or by email at info@kymcousa.com.