Fire Hazard Prompts Recall of Kawasaki Utility, Off-Highway, and All-Terrain Vehicles

The fuel gauge retainer may collapse and leak fuel

Fire Hazard Prompts Recall of Kawasaki Utility, Off-Highway, and All-Terrain Vehicles
Image: CPSC
June 21, 2017

Kawasaki has recalled 6,600 utility, recreational off-highway, and all-terrain vehicles because of a fire hazard.

The vehicles' fuel retainer may collapse and leak fuel, posing a risk of fire.

The affected vehicles include 2017 Mule utility vehicles, Teryx and Teryx4 recreational off-highway vehicles, and Brute Force 750 all-terrain vehicles. The 2017 Mule utility vehicle is a four-wheel off-highway vehicle with automotive-style controls and side-by-side seating for between two and six people. The model name can be seen on the right and left front fenders. For the Mule SX series and the Mule 4000 series, the vehicle identification number (VIN) can be found under the seat. On the Pro models, the VIN is on the steel frame between the right front lower A-arm mounts.

The 2017 Teryx recreational off-highway vehicle is a four-wheel off-highway vehicle with seating for two or four people and automotive-style controls. The model name can be found on the right and left front fenders, while the VIN is located on the steel frame between front lower A-arm mounts on the right side.

The 2017 Brute Force 750 4x4i all-terrain vehicle is a four-wheel off-highway vehicle with seating for one person. The model name is on the right and left front fenders, and the VIN is on the steel frame between the left front lower A-arm mounts.

All of the vehicles were sold in various colors. They were sold across the U.S. at Kawasaki dealers from March 2017 until April 2017 and cost between $8,000 and $15,000.

For a full list of the affected models and VIN ranges, see the official Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

Although there have been no incidents or injuries reported in connection with this recall, consumers are nevertheless urged to stop using the affected vehicles immediately and to contact the company to schedule a free repair. Kawasaki is directly contacting all consumers known to have bought one of the affected vehicles.

Consumers with questions can reach Kawasaki at (866) 802-9381.