|Kawasaki Recalls Teryx4 Recreational Off-highway Vehicles Due to Injury Hazard|
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
August 4, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Motor Sports Newswire
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.
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.
Units: About 11,000
Description: The recalled vehicles are 2012 and 2013 Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4×4 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.
Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki has received four reports of debris breaking through floor boards of the vehicles, including two injuries to riders’ toes and thighs.
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.
Sold at: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from October 2011 through July 2014 for about $13,400.
Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA, of Irvine, Calif.
Manufactured in: United States
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