Kawasaki Motors Recalls Lawn Mower Engines Due to Fire Hazard

The lawn mower engine fuel filter used in riding and wide area, walk-behind lawnmowers can leak. At least two dozen brands affected.

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: 13-040
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  • Kawasaki FH, FR, FS and FX series engines used in riding and wide area, walk-behind lawn lawnmowers

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    Kawasaki FH, FR, FS and FX series engines used in riding and wide area, walk-behind lawn lawnmowers

  • Label on the side of the Kawasaki engine showing locations of model, spec, and serial numbers

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    Label on the side of the Kawasaki engine showing locations of model, spec, and serial numbers

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Lawn Mower Engines

Hazard:

The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

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

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

tp://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1721
Units

About 210,000

Description

This recall includes Kawasaki FH, FR, FS and FX series engines used in riding and wide area, walk-behind lawnmowers made and sold under the following brand names: Ariens, Bad Boy Mowers, Big Dog, Bob-Cat, Bush Hog, Country Clipper, Cub Cadet, Dixie Chopper, Dixon, DR Power Equipment, Encore, Exmark, Ferris, Gravely, Hustler, Husqvarna, Land Pride, SCAG, Simplicity, Snapper Pro, Tiger Corp, Toro, Worldlawn and Woods. Engines may have also have been bought separately and used in other lawn mowers. Recalled engines are 13 to 36 horsepower, air-cooled, v-twin engines. “Kawasaki” and the model number are printed on the top of all of the engines. In addition, the spec and serial numbers are printed on a label on one side of the engine.

The following model, spec and serial numbers are included:

 

Brand(s) Model Specification Serial Number Range
Ariens/Gravely FR691V
FR691V
FR730V
FR730V
FS481V
FS600V
FS691V
FX481V
FX481V
FX600V
FX691V
FX730V
FX730V
FX751V
FX850V
FX921V
AS19
CS09
AS15
CS07
BS22
BS18
CS08
DS04
DS04
DS08
DS04
DS04
DS04
DS05
DS07
AS09
FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
FX481VA00810 - FX481VA01191
FX481VA00810 - FX481VA01191
FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373
FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
FX751VA24127 - FX751VA33598
FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450
Bad Boy Mowers FR651V
FR651V
FR730V
FS730V
FX850V
FX850V
AS19
BS17
AS16
AS14
AS15
ES09
FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
Bob-Cat FR651V
FR691V
FS481V
FS541V
FS541V
FS541V
FS600V
FS600V
FX541V
FX600V
FX651V
FX691V
FX730V
FX801V
FX921V
FXT00V
FXT00V
AS18
AS18
CS04
BS08
CS05
CS08
CS07
CS08
CS05
CS05
CS05
CS06
CS09
DS08
CS08
DS01
ES01
FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
FX541VA00980 - FX541VA01063
FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373
FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022
FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509
FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450
FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
Bush Hog FS691V
FX730V
CS09
BS14
FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
Bush Hog, Tiger Corp. FX730V BS14 FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
Country Clipper FS651V
FX730V
FX801V
FXT00V
AS13
CS00
AS09
ES00
FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562
FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509
FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
Cub Cadet FR600V
FR651V
FR651V
FR691V
FR691V
FR730V
FX850V
FXT00V
BS06
CS05
CS08
AS17
DS05
CS05
CS11
CS09
FR600VA28739 - FR600VA47566
FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
Dixie Chopper FS651V
FS730V
FX850V
FXT00V
CS07
BS09
AS14
AS10
FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562
FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
DR Power Equipment FS600V AS19 FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
Encore FS541V BS16 FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
Exmark FR651V
FR651V
FR651V
FR691V
FR691V
FS481V
FS481V
FS541V
FS541V
FS600V
FS651V
FS691V
FX730V
BS13
CS06
CS10
BS13
CS07
AS25
CS06
AS23
CS06
CS15
AS12
BS12
CS13
FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562
FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
Ferris/Snapper Pro FS541V
FS600V
FS730V
FX600V
FX651V
FX730V
AS25
AS22
AS12
CS06
AS11
AS18
FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373
FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022
FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
Ferris/Snapper Pro/Simplicity FS691V
FX801V
AS14
AS09
FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509
Husqvarna FR691V
FR691V
FR730V
FR730V
FR730V
FX651V
FX730V
BS15
CS06
AS12
AS13
AS14
DS09
CS15
FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022
FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
Husqvarna/Dixon FR651V
FR730V
FX691V
FX730V
FX801V
FX921V
CS09
DS04
DS10
CS07
ES00
DS06
FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509
FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450
Hustler/Big Dog FR541V
FR600V
FR651V
FR691V
FR730V
FS481V
FS541V
FS600V
FS651V
FS691V
FX600V
FX691V
FX730V
FX850V
FXT00V
BS04
BS08
BS11
BS14
BS10
CS19
CS21
BS14
CS11
BS10
BS14
CS18
CS17
CS12
CS08
FR541VA05747 - FR541VA10514
FR600VA28739 - FR600VA47566
FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562
FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373
FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
FXT00VA08783 - FXT00VA11119
Land Pride FR541V
FR600V
FS691V
FX730V
FX850V
CS00
CS00
CS04
CS08
ES09
FR541VA05747 - FR541VA10514
FR600VA28739 - FR600VA47566
FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
SCAG FS481V
FS541V
FS600V
FS600V
FS651V
FS651V
FS730V
FX600V
FX691V
FX730V
FX801V
FX850V
FX921V
CS18
CS19
BS13
CS12
BS10
CS09
AS11
CS09
DS11
CS06
CS07
DS10
BS07
FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562
FS651VA30654 - FS651VA48562
FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
FX600VA14634 - FX600VA18373
FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
FX730VA13811 - FX730VA48607
FX801VA26410 - FX801VA35509
FX850VA32209 - FX850VA42326
FX921VA07267 - FX921VA13450
Toro FR651V
FR651V
FR691V
FR730V
FS481V
FS541V
FS541V
FS600V
FS600V
FS691V
FS730V
FX691V
BS12
CS10
CS12
CS09
CS08
CS06
CS11
BS10
CS09
CS05
CS06
DS13
FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
FR730VA19372 - FR730VA61003
FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
FS541VA40673 - FS541VA74103
FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
FS600VA08439 - FS600VA55651
FS691VA07498 - FS691VA13372
FS730VA18873 - FS730VA36464
FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
Woods FH770D FS04 FH770DA17828 - FH770DA17997
Worldlawn FR651V
FR691V
FS481V
FS481V
FS481V
FX651V
FX691V
FX751V
ES00
ES00
BS12
BS13
BS24
CS08
CS14
ES00
FR651VB13474 - FR651VB64183
FR691VB01958 - FR691VB51951
FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
FS481VA30837 - FS481VA73952
FX651VA16250 - FX651VA22022
FX691VA18538 - FX691VA29675
FX751VA24127 - FX751VA33598

 

Kawasaki Motors is recalling the filters used in these lawn mower engines and utility vehicle engines that use the recalled filters, also.

Incidents/Injuries

Kawasaki Motors has received 110 reports of fuel leaks. No injuries reported.

Remedy

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

Sold at

Authorized Kawasaki small engine dealers and lawn and garden equipment retailers nationwide. Recalled units were sold between October 2011 and August 2012 for between $2000 and $10,000.

Manufacturer

Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Manufactured in

U.S.

  • Kawasaki FH, FR, FS and FX series engines used in riding and wide area, walk-behind lawn lawnmowers

  • Label on the side of the Kawasaki engine showing locations of model, spec, and serial numbers