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Two Popular All-Terrain Vehicles Recalled on Safety Concerns

Two popular all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are being recalled due to separate safety issues, U.S. Consumer…

  • August 27, 2017

Two popular all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are being recalled due to separate safety issues, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

The first of these, the Kawasaki KFX50 and KFX90, are being recalled due to reports of fuel leakage from the fuel tap.

In the second recall, certain Polaris Scrambler all-terrain vehicle have been found to have a throttle release switch that can fail, posing a crash hazard.

Here are the specifics:

Kawasaki

The Kawasaki recall involves around 15,000 (total) 2013-2017 KFX50 and 2012-2017 KFX90 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

These ATVs were sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide from October 2011 through May 2017 for between $2,000 and $2,600.

The recalled ATVs have four wheels and seating for one person and were sold in a variety of colors. The model name is printed on the right and left front fender. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is located on the front of the steel frame behind the bumper.

According to the report, the fuel tap on these ATVs can leak, posing a fire hazard. The remedy is repair.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact Kawasaki for a free repair. Kawasaki can be contacted toll-free at 866-802-9381 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.Kawasaki.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.

Kawasaki has received 18 reports of fuel leakage from the fuel tap. No injuries have been reported.

Polaris

Polaris is recalling around 2,800 Scrambler all-terrain vehicle (ATVs) because the throttle release switch can fail, posing a crash hazard.

This recall involves all model year 2014 through 2017 Scrambler XP 1000 all-terrain vehicles. “Polaris” is stamped on the front grill and rear panel, and “Scrambler XP” on the center panel. They were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2013 through June 2017 for about $13,300.

These ATVs were sold in black, lime, red and white. Model numbers A14GH9EAW, A15SVE95AW, A16SVE95AM, A16SVE95AA and A17SVE95AM are included on this recall. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover.

To check for recalled vehicles by vehicle identification number (VIN) visit www.polaris.com. If you have one of the listed models, contact Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Polaris has received nine reports of the throttle release switch failing, including two minor injuries.

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