KYMCO Recalls Utility Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

January 26, 2012
Alert #12-713
 

KYMCO 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 Vehicle

Units: About 1,876

Importer: KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.

Hazard: An exposed portion of the exhaust system can allow debris such as leaves, brush or other flammable materials to enter the opening and ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: KYMCO USA has received three reports of vehicles catching on fire and being damaged. No reports of injuries have been received.

Description: The recall involves 2009 through 2012 KYMCO utility task vehicles (UTVs). The vehicles are gasoline-powered, off-road vehicles with two side-by-side seats, a cargo bed and a steering wheel. The vehicles come in red, blue, black, gray, orange, silver and green and have the model and brand name “KYMCO” on both sides of the rear fender area and the front of the hood. The following UTVs are being recalled:

ModelsModel YearVehicle Identification Number (VIN) Range
UXV 500
UXV 500 LE
UXV 500 SE
2009
2010
2011
2012
RFBUS37A 09B100101 through 9CB490364
UXV 500i
UXV 500i LE
UXV 500i SE
2012 RFBUS33A 4CB100101 through 8CB230205

 

The VIN is located on the frame behind the right front wheel. The tenth alphanumeric character of the VIN is the model year of the vehicle (i.e. 9 = 2009, A = 2010, B = 2011, C = 2012).

Sold by: KYMCO dealers nationwide from June 2008 to October 2011 for between $7,600 and $10,100.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles and return them to a KYMCO dealer for the free installation of a repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact KYMCO USA at (888) 235-3417 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at info@kymcousa.com, or visit the firm’s website at www.kymcousa.com

 

Picture of recalled Model UXV 500 Utility Vehicle

                              UXV 500

Picture of recalled Model UXV 500 LE Utility Vehicle

                              UXV 500 LE

 

Picture of recalled Model UXV 500 SE Utility Vehicle

                       UXV 500 SE