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.
Transport Canada has issued a recall notice for the 2014 Honda Pioneer due to a potential fire hazard.
According to the recall notice, mud and vegetation debris could collect on the center skid plate and eventually contact the exhaust system. This could potentially result in the dried vegetation igniting and causing a fire.
Arctic Cat has issued a recall notice for all of its ATVs manufactured in 2008 and a portion produced in 2009.
According to the recall notice, a component in the front gear box may not meet the company’s standards. There are no confirmed reports of serious injuries traced to the front gear case.
Arctic Cat, cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall notice for Wildcat Trail and Wildcat Trail XT Side-by-Sides. According to the recall notice, oil can leak from the oil cooler lines, posing a fire hazard.
This recall affects approximately 5,600 units, all 2014 models with Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) 000001 through 316232. The VIN is located on the frame tube near the driver’s side front wheel.
Kawasaki, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall for 2012-13 Kawasaki Teryx4 UTVs.
According to the recall notice, either of the front tires could deflect a foreign object (like a stick or rock) into the left or right floorboard. This could result in the object breaking through the floorboard and protruding into the foot rest area of the vehicle and, which could potentially lead to injury. Kawasaki has received four reports of debris breaking through the floorboards, including two reports of injuries to riders’ toes and thighs.
Transport Canada has recalled the 2014 Arctic Cat Prowler 500 HDX due to a fire hazard.
According to the recall notice, the fuel line may have been improperly secured. This could result in the fuel line fitting at the engine to break, which could increase the risk of a fire. Authorized Arctic Cat dealers will inspect and correct fuel line routing as necessary.
Polaris Industries has initiated a recall of the Ranger 500 EFI and the four-seater Ranger Crew 500 EFI because of a risk of the throttle cable melting. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, heat from the exhaust pipe may damage the cable, causing a loss of throttle control. Polaris has received one report of a throttle failing to return to idle after accelerating. The operator lost control and was thrown from the Ranger, scraping a shin.
Yamaha, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall of the 2012 Big Bear 400 ATV.
According to the recall notice, the front shock absorber can break apart, which can cause the rider to lose control. Yamaha is aware of 14 incidents of the front shocks braking apart. No injuries have been reported.
About 100 2012 ATVs are affected by the recall, which were sold at Yamaha ATV dealers nationwide from August 2012 to May 2013 for between $6,500 and $7,000. The recall affects about 100 2012 ATVs. The model numbers YFM40FBBGR, YFM40FBBL and YFM40FGBGR can be found on the left and right side panels of the unit. The VIN number is stamped on the frame just behind the front left wheel. The letter “C” in the 10th position of the VIN indicates the ATV was made in 2012.
Polaris, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a recall of the 2011 Polaris RZR XP 900 due to a burn hazard.
According to the recall notice, the firewall between the driver and passenger seats can overheat and melt. The CPSC has received one report of an incident involving a consumer who received burn injuries to a finger.
This recall involves only 2011 model Polaris Ranger RZR XP 900 models (about 4,500) – the first model year of Polaris’ popular sport UTV.
BRP issued two separate recall notices for the Can-Am Commander. The first notice was issued on January 10 due to a improper assembly of the steering column to the rack and pinion, which can result in the loss of steering control. This recall affects about 3,400 models, including the 2011-12 Can-Am Commander 800 and 1000, 2011-12 Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000, 2011-12 Can-Am Commander X 1000, and 2012 Can-Am Commander Limited 1000.
BRP has received three reports of loss of steering, but no injuries have been reported. Affected models were sold at Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2011 through December 2012 for between $11,700 and $21,000.
The second Can-Am Commander recall was issued on January 29. According to the recall notice, debris such as leaves, hay and grass in wet terrain areas can collect in the vehicle’s exhaust pipe area in a short period of time. A hot exhaust pipe and accumulated debris that has dried poses a risk of fire. This recall affects about 25,000 models, including the 2011-13 Can-Am Commander 800 and 1000, 2011-12 Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000, 2011-12 Can-Am Commander X 1000, 2012-13 Can-Am Commander Limited 1000, and 2013 Can-Am Commander DPS 800R and 1000. The affected 2013 models only affect those with the front grill kit.
BRP has received 18 reports of fires related to accumulated debris in the exhaust pipe area, including one report of minor burns to the hand. Affected models were sold at Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2010 through November 2012 for between $11,700 and $21,000.
American Honda, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall of 2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher models.
According to the recall notice, a weld on the ATV’s front right and left upper suspension arms can separate, which can cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle. About 19,500 units are involved in the recall. Honda is aware of 10 incidents of suspension arm weld failures, including one in which a rider suffered a sprained wrist.
American Honda, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issues a recall notice two 2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher ATV models due to a potential crash hazard. Honda is aware of four incidents of suspension arm weld failures, including one in which a rider suffered a sprained wrist.
According to a recall notice, a weld on the front right upper suspension arm can separate, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The recall affects both the TRX420TE and TRX420TM. A total of 2,900 units are involves in the recall and were sold at Honda ATV dealers nationwide from Sept. 2011 through Jan. 2012 for between $5,100 and $5,300. All of the affected ATVs were manufactured in the United States.
Kymco USA, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall of the UXV 500 side-by-side due to a potential fire hazard.
According to the recall notice, an exposed portion of the exhaust system could potentially allow debris such as leaves or brush or other flammable materials to catch fire and burn. To date three cases have been reported of vehicles that have caught fire, causing damage to the vehicle. No injuries or deaths have been reported as a result of these incidents.
Kymco says about 1876 vehicles are affected by the recall. The recall includes all Kymco UXV vehicles (Standard, LE and SE) produced as 2009 through 2011 and a limited number of model year 2012 Standard, LE and SE models.
BRP, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has recalled approximately 1,600 Can-Am Outlander and Renegade ATVs. According to the recall notice, the Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) main shaft can crack and pieces can detach. Those pieces inside the DPS can block gears and cause limited steering ability.
BRP has received two reports of broken DPS resulting in limited steering ability. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves 2010 and 2011 Can-Am Outlander and Renegade model ATVs. The ATVs were sold in black, yellow and red and have “Can-Am” and the model name printed on the side panels. Models included in the recall are:
Model Year 2010: Can-Am Outlander 500, 650 and 800R, packages XT, XT-P and Ltd; on MAX and one-Up models Can-Am Renegade 800R, package X xc only
Model Year 2011: Can-Am Outlander 500, 650, 800R, packages XT, XT-P, X xc, X mr and Ltd; on MAX and one-Up models Can-Am Renegade 800R package X xc only
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that Bad Boy Enterprises, LLC of Natchez, Miss., has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $715,000. The penalty settlement agreement has been provisionally accepted by the Commission.
According to the CPSC, the settlement is the result of allegations that Bad Boy Enterprises failed to immediately report, as required by federal law, a defect involving Classic Buggies off-road utility vehicles with Series brand and SePex brand electric motors that resulted in sudden acceleration incidents and injuries to consumers. The off-road utility vehicles with Series motors were sold between 2003 and June 2007 and the off-road utility vehicles with a SePex motors were sold between 2007 and June 2010. Both the Series and SePex off-road utility vehicles could suddenly accelerate during use or while the ignition is in the idle position, creating a runaway vehicle situation.
In 2008, Bad Boy Enterprises implemented a repair program for the SePex off-road utility buggies to address the sudden acceleration defect without notifying the Commission. The firm did not report to the Commission until August 2009. CPSC and Bad Boy Enterprises announced the first recall for sudden acceleration on October 21, 2009.