Louisiana Company Recalls Off Road Utility Vehicles Due to Throttle Failure

Louisiana Company Recalls Off Road Utility Vehicles Due to Throttle Failure
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August 13, 2015

American SportWorks is issuing a recall for several lines of its vehicles due to safety defect.

The Louisiana utility vehicle manufacturer made the decision after reports that the throttle can fail to return to idle. This can cause the user to lose control of the vehicle, posing a risk of crash and injury. About 3,500 vehicles are included in the recall.

Six models are included in the announcement. These include the BullDog 300, ChuckWagon 300 and LandMaster 300, powered by Kohler 277cc engines with the last 6 characters of the PIN between A11746 and A13294, and LandMaster 400, TrailWagon 400 and ChuckWagon 400 all powered by Honda 390cc engines with the last 6 characters of the PIN between A24835 and A26806. The vehicles come in red, green, black, white, or camo colors. Owners can find the model name above each front fender and along the sides of the dump bed, while they can find the PIN on a sticker on the firewall above the accelerator and brake pedal.

Consumers could purchase these models at Atwood Distributing, The Home Depot, Tractor Supply Company and other dealers from September 2014 to June 2015 for between $4,300 and $5,300.

No injuries have been reported. American SportWorks recommends that consumers stop using the vehicles and contact the company for repairs. Customers can reach the firm at (800) 293-0795.