Kawasaki Motors Recalls Fuel Filters for Lawn Mower and Utility Vehicle Engines Due to Fire Hazard

Kawasaki has received more than 100 reports of fuel leaks in lawn mowers. Filters were sold separately and as part of engine tune-up kits.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: November 15, 2012
Recall number: 13-041
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  • Recalled Fuel Filter for Kawasaki Motors engines

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    Recalled Fuel Filter for Kawasaki Motors engines

  • The date code location on the fuel filters

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    The date code location on the fuel filters

  • The date code location on the fuel filters

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    The date code location on the fuel filters

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Fuel Filters and Tune-Up Kits with Fuel Filters

Hazard:

The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Kawasaki Motors; toll-free at (866) 836-4463, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m .ET Monday through Friday, www.kawpower.com or e-mail ffrecall@kmc-usa.com

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

Health Canada also has a press release on this recall which is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1720
Units

About 55,000 filters and about 1,200 tune-up kits

Description

The recalled fuel filters are white translucent plastic and attach to the fuel tubes on Kawasaki lawn mower and utility vehicle engines. The filters were sold separately and as part of engine tune-up kits. “VISU Filter” and a manufacturing date code number are on the top of the filter. The following date codes are included in this recall: 136/11 through 365/11 and 001/12 through 216/12. The tune-up kits say “Kawasaki Engine Tune-Up Kit” on the box. A part number is located on the top of the box. Recalled tune-up kits include one of the following part numbers: 99969-6189, 99969-6190, 99969-6191, 99969-6196 and 99969-6220.

Kawasaki Motors is recalling lawn mowers and utility vehicles that use this filter, also.

Incidents/Injuries

Kawasaki has received 110 reports of fuel leaks in lawn mowers, including two reports of leaks from replacement filters. No injuries reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using products with the recalled fuel filters and contact Kawasaki or a Kawasaki dealer for a free repair.

Sold at

Kawasaki dealers nationwide between August 2011 and August 2012. Filters cost about $5; tune-up kits cost between $40 and $70.

Manufacturer

Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Manufactured in

U.S.

  • Recalled Fuel Filter for Kawasaki Motors engines

  • The date code location on the fuel filters

  • The date code location on the fuel filters