Kawasaki MULE PRO Utility Vehicle Recall [US]


Kawasaki MULE PRO Utility Vehicle Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Washington: Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. USA, a Lincoln, Nebraska establishment, recalls an estimated 80,000 Kawasaki MULE PRO Off-Highway Utility Vehicles (“ROVs”) due to possible exhaust manifold and feeder hose blockage with consequential risks of fire, burns, smoke inhalation and property damage, all serious safely hazards.

CPSC: http://ht.ly/buCf30qsqDx

Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/Kawasaki-USA-Recalls-Off-Highway-Utility-Vehicles-Due-to-Fuel-Leak-Fire-Hazards-Recall-Alert

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain 2015 through 2020 MULE PRO-FX, MULE PRO-FXR, MULE PRO-FXT and 2016 – 2020 MULE PRO-DX and MULE PRO-DXT Off-Highway Utility Vehicles, as follows:

The four wheel, Off-Highway Utility Vehicles were sold in black, green, white, red, bronze, silver, camo and blue color/styles. Each has side-by-side seating for three (3) to six (6) people and automotive style controls.

The brand, “MULE PRO” can be found printed on the right and left front fender while the model name is printed on the right and left fender and the manufacturer, “Kawasaki” can be seen printed on the cargo box. The Vehicle Identification Number (“VIN”) can be found on the steel frame between the right front lower A-arm mounts.

  • 2015 Models:
    • Model Year 2015 MULE PRO-FXT Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2015 MULE PRO-FXT EPS Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2015 MULE PRO-FXT EPS LE Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2015 MULE PRO-FXT EPS CAMO Utility Vehicles
  • 2016 Models:
    • Model Year 2016 MULE PRO-FXT Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2016 MULE PRO-FXT EPS  Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2016 MULE PRO-FXT EPS LE  Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2016 MULE PRO-FXT EPS CAMO Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2016 MULE PRO-FX Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2016 MULE PRO-FX EPS Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2016 MULE PRO-FX EPS LE Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2016 MULE PRO-FX EPS CAMO Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2016 MULE PRO-FXT RANCH EDITION Utility Vehicles
  • 2017 Models:
    • Model Year 2017 MULE PRO-FXT Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2017 MULE PRO-FXT EPS Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2017 MULE PRO-FXT EPS LE Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2017 MULE PRO-FXT EPS CAMO Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2017 MULE PRO-FX Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2017 MULE PRO-FX EPS Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2017 MULE PRO-FX EPS LE Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2017 MULE PRO-FX EPS CAMO Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2017 MULE PRO-FXT RANCH EDITION Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2017 MULE PRO-FX RANCH EDITION
  • 2018 Models:
    • Model Year 2018 MULE PRO-FXT Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2018 MULE PRO-FXT EPS Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2018 MULE PRO-FXT EPS LE Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2018 MULE PRO-FXT EPS CAMO Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2018 MULE PRO-FX Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2018 MULE PRO-FX EPS Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2018 MULE PRO-FX EPS LE Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2018 MULE PRO-FXT RANCH EDITION Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2018 MULE PRO-FXR Utility Vehicles
  • 2019 Models:
    • Model Year 2019 MULE PRO-FXT Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2019 MULE PRO-FXT EPS Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2019 MULE PRO-FXT EPS LE Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2019 MULE PRO-FXT EPS CAMO Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2019 MULE PRO-FX Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2019 MULE PRO-FX EPS Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2019 MULE PRO-FX EPS LE Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2019 MULE PRO-FXT RANCH EDITION Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2019 MULE PRO-FXR Utility Vehicles
  • 2020 Models:
    • Model Year 2020 MULE PRO-FXT Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2020 MULE PRO-FXT EPS Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2020 MULE PRO-FXT EPS LE Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2020 MULE PRO-FXT EPS CAMO Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2020 MULE PRO-FX Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2020 MULE PRO-FX EPS Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2020 MULE PRO-FX EPS LE Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2020 MULE PRO-FXT RANCH EDITION Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2020 MULE PRO-FXR Utility Vehicles
    • Model Year 2020 MULE PRO-FXT RANCH EDITION Utility Vehicles

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled MULE PRO Off-Highway Utility Vehicles can be found on the Web site listed above.

Please note: additional information including model modes and VIN ranges for each of the recalled vehicles can be found on the Web site listed above.

According to the CPSC, debris can ignite on the vehicle’s exhaust manifold; and frozen water can block the breather hose allowing oil to leak, posing a fire hazard. Kawasaki has received one hundred and sixty five (165) reports of oil leakage and eighty four (84) reports of vehicles catching on fire, resulting in three (3) injuries, including one (1) report of a burn to the user’s foot, one (1) report of a burn to the user’s arm, hand and buttocks and one (1) incident of smoke inhalation. Kawasaki is aware of more than $131,000 in property damage claims, excluding the cost of damage to vehicles.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat serious injuries such as burns and smoke inhalation.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (“ROVs”), please do not use them. Instead, kindly contact an authorized Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair. Kawasaki is also contacting all known (i.e., registered) purchasers directly.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Kawasaki toll-free at 1-866-802-9381 from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, Monday to Friday. You can also reach the company on the Web at http://www.kawasaki.com and click on the “Recalls” at the bottom of the homepage for more information.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles, please search for “ROV” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to products made, marketed and/or sold by Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., please search for “Kawasaki” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 20-727
Recalls Direct RIN: 12840-2020
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