Kawasaki USA Recalls Utility Vehicles due to Fire Hazard

March 15, 2012
Alert #12-727

Kawasaki USA Recalls Utility Vehicles due to Fire Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Utility Vehicles

Units: About 3,900

Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA, of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: The fuel tube can scrape against the air cleaner housing and develop holes, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki has not received any reports of incidents or injuries.

Description: The vehicles are model year 2012 Kawasaki four-wheeled, off-highway utility vehicles with side-by-side seating for two people and automobile style controls. Each model has a bench seat, a rollover protection structure and a cargo bed. The vehicles are available in the colors green, red, black and camouflage. The following models are being recalled:

MULE 600 KAF400BCF Green
MULE 610 4x4 KAF400ACF Red or Green
MULE 610 4x4 XC KAF400DCF or KAF400ECF Black or Camouflage


The brand name appears on the sides and tailgate of the cargo bed and the model name appears on the sides of the front cowl. The model number can be found on a label under the seat, which flips up. The abbreviation "4WD" also appears on the sides of the of the cargo bed of the 610 models.

Sold at: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from June 2011 to February 2012 for between $6,700 and $8,200.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these vehicles and contact their Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Kawasaki between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday toll-free at (866) 802-9381 or visit the firm's website at www.kawasaki.com. Kawasaki is contacting its customers directly.

Picture of recalled MULE 600 (KAF400BCF) utility vehicle

                                                      MULE 600 (KAF400BCF)


Picture of recalled MULE 610 4x4 (KAF400ACF) red and green utility vehicles

                                              MULE 610 4x4 (KAF400ACF)


Picture of recalled MULE 610 4x4 XC (KAF400DCF/ECF) black and camouflage utility vehicles

                                             MULE 610 4x4 XC (KAF400DCF/ECF)