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Kawasaki Recalls Teryx4 Recreational Off highway Vehicles

Name of Product:
Recreational off-highway vehicles
Hazard:

The vehicle's floor boards can allow a stick or other debris to break through and protrude into the foot rest area, posing an injury hazard to the operator and front passenger.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
July 30, 2014
Units:
About 11,000
Consumer Contact

Kawasaki toll-free at (866) 802-9381 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.kawasaki.com and click on Recall/Safety Info at the bottom of the page.

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled vehicles are 2012 and 2013 Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4x4 recreational off-highway vehicles. The four-wheel drive vehicles have automobile-style controls, side-by-side seating for four people, four doors, a roll bar with hand holds and a cargo bed. The 2012 and 2013 models come in three different styles: non-EPS, EPS and EPS LE.  The LE style has a roof and aluminum wheels. The 2012 models were sold in the colors blue, camouflage, green, red and yellow. The 2013 models were sold in the colors black, camouflage, green, red, white and yellow. The model name "Teryx4" is on the driver's side of the hood. For all colors of the EPS model except camouflage, "EPS" appears on the driver and passenger side cowling near the top front corner of the doors. On the EPS LE, "EPS" appears on the driver and passenger side cowling near top front corner of the doors and "LE" appears on the hood on the driver's side.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact and authorized Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair, consisting of the installation of floor board guards.

Incidents/Injuries:

Kawasaki has received four reports of debris breaking through floor boards of the vehicles, including two injuries to riders' toes and thighs. 

Sold At

Kawasaki dealers nationwide from October 2011 through July 2014 for about $13,400.

Importer:

Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA, of Irvine, Calif.          

Distributor

Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA, of Irvine, Calif.          

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
14-741
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