Spartanburg, SC — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and KYMCO USA has voluntarily recalled utility vehicles for fire hazards the product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on January 26, 2012.
The utility vehicle recall was issued after discovering that an exposed portion of the exhaust system can allow debris like leaves, brush or other flammable materials to enter the opening and catch fire. This defect poses a fire hazard to consumers.
“The recall involves 2009 through 2012 KYMCO utility task vehicles (UTVs). The vehicles are gasoline-powered, off-road vehicles with two side-by-side seats, a cargo bed and a steering wheel. The vehicles come in red, blue, black, gray, orange, silver and green and have the model and brand name “KYMCO” on both sides of the rear fender area and the front of the hood,” the CPSC reported.
The following utility vehicles are included in this recall:
• 2009-2012 UXV 500,UXV 500 LE, UXV 500 SE—VIN: RFBUS37A 09B100101 through 9CB490364.
• 2012 UXV 500i, UXV 500i LE, UXV 500i SE—VIN: RFBUS33A 4CB100101 through 8CB230205.
The VIN is located on the frame behind the right front wheel.
Consumers are advised to return the vehicles to a KYMCO dealer for a free repair kit installation.
For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact KYMCO USA at (888) 235-3417 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at email@example.com, or visit www.kymcousa.com.
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