KYMCO Recalls MXU 700 ATVs Due To Burn, Fire Hazards
KYMCO has recalled 2013-15 MXU 700 ATVs due to potential burn, fire hazards.
According to the recall notice, 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 the fuel to boil out of the tank onto the operator or hot engine, resulting in burns to the operator or a fire.
Read the 2013 KYMCO MXU 700i Review
The recall, which affects approximately 540 units, involves 2013, 2014 and 2015 MXU 700 ATVs in standard, LE and Camo trims. The vehicle identification number (VIN) in the format RFBLU45U*xBxxxxxx is located on the frame behind the right front wheel. The 10th digit of the VIN indicates the model year: D = 2013, E = 2014 and F = 2015. ATVs with the last six VIN digits in the following ranges are being recalled:
Consumers are asked to 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.
No incidents of fires or injuries have been reported at the time of publish. All of the ATVs were manufactured in Taiwan and sold at KYMCO dealers nationwide from April 2013 to August 2014 for about $9,000.