KYMCO Recalls ATVs Due to Burn, Fire Hazards (Recall Alert)

The fuel cap on select models can fail to vent properly causing the fuel tank to rupture or the fuel to boil out of the tank.

Recall date: October 07, 2014
Recall number: 15-701
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  • KYMCO MXU 700 model years 2013 through 2015 came in black, green and red.

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    KYMCO MXU 700 model years 2013 through 2015 came in black, green and red.

  • KYMCO MXU 700 LE model years 2013 and 2014 came in silver. Model year 2015 came in gold.

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    KYMCO MXU 700 LE model years 2013 and 2014 came in silver. Model year 2015 came in gold.

  • Model Year 2015 KYMCO MXU 700 Camo.

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    Model Year 2015 KYMCO MXU 700 Camo.

Recall Summary

Name of product:

All-terrain vehicles

Hazard:

In hot environments or high elevations, the fuel cap can fail to vent properly, causing the fuel to heat up and pressure to build up in the tank. The pressure can cause the fuel tank to rupture or the fuel to boil out of the tank onto the operator or hot engine, resulting in burns to the operator or a fire.

Consumer Contact:

KYMCO USA toll-free at (888) 235-3417 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email info@kymcousa.com, or online at www.kymcousa.com and click on Recall Information for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 540

Description

The recall involves model year 2013, 2014 and 2015 KYMCO MXU 700 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) including standard, LE and Camo versions. The vehicles came in black, camouflage, gold, green, red and silver. The words KYMCO and MXU 700, MXU 700 LE or MXU 700 Camo are on the front of the hood and on each rear fender. The vehicle identification number (VIN) in the format RFBLU45U*xBxxxxxx is located on the frame behind the right front wheel. The 10th digit of the VIN indicates the model year: D = 2013, E = 2014 and F = 2015. ATVs with the last six VIN digits in the following ranges are being recalled:

 

Model year

VIN RANGE (VINs begin with RFBLU45U*)

2013

DB120111 through DB130158

2014

EB120203 through EB130204

2015

FB120315 through FB320123

* represents a check digit that varies in each VIN

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact an authorized KYMCO dealer for a free repair. The original gas caps must be collected by the dealer to confirm the repair.

Sold at

KYMCO dealers nationwide from April 2013 to August 2014 for about $9,000.

Importer

KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.

Manufactured in

Taiwan

  • KYMCO MXU 700 model years 2013 through 2015 came in black, green and red.

  • KYMCO MXU 700 LE model years 2013 and 2014 came in silver. Model year 2015 came in gold.

  • Model Year 2015 KYMCO MXU 700 Camo.