Fuel Cap Defect Causes Recall of 540 KYMCO ATVs: Injury and Fire Hazard

Fuel Cap Defect Causes Recall of 540 KYMCO ATVs: Injury and Fire Hazard
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October 7, 2014

KYMCO issued a recall for about 540 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) due a problem with the fuel cap.

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 cause the fuel to boil out of the tank onto the driver or hot engine. No injuries or incidents, however, have been reported.

Owners 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.

The recall affects model year 2013-2015 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 vehicle identification number (VIN), in the format RFBLU45U*xBxxxxxx, is located on the frame behind the right front wheel. The tenth digit of the VIN indicates the model year: D = 2013, E = 2014 and F = 2015.

For a complete list of affected VINs, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

The ATVs were sold at KYMCO dealers nationwide from April 2013 to August 2014 for about $9,000.

KYMCO USA can be contacted by phone at (888) 235-3417.