|January 2, 2008
ATVs Recalled By KYMCO Due to Suspension Failure; Riders Can Lose Control of Vehicle
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: 2006-2008 Model Year MXU 500 All Terrain Vehicles
Importer: KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.
Hazard: The pivot bolts holding the rear suspension onto the frame can become loose, causing the rear swing arm to detach from the chassis posing a risk of injury or death to the operator.
Incidents/Injuries: KYMCO has received six reports of incidents, including two reports of minor injuries.
Description: This recall involves all model year 2006-2008 MXU 500 ATVs. The vehicle is identified by a label on the front as KYMCO and the model is determined by a label located on each side of the fuel tank as MXU 500.
Sold by: KYMCO dealers nationwide from November 2006 through December 2007 for between $6,000 and $6,500.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact an authorized KYMCO dealer in their area to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact KYMCO USA at (888) 235-3417 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kymcousa.com
KYMCO MXU 500
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