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The Journal Gazette

Friday, August 11, 2017 10:54 am

Kawasaki recalls ATVs for fuel leak

The Journal Gazette

Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Foothill Ranch, California, has recalled about 15,000 all-terrain vehicles, saying the fuel tap can leak, posing a fire hazard, the Consumer Products Safety Commission has announced.

The recall involves 2013- to 2017-model KFX50 and 2012- to 2017-model KFX90 Kawasaki ATVs, the commission said in a statement. They were sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide from October 2011 through May for between $2,000 and $2,600.

The ATVs have four wheels and seating for one person, and were sold in a variety of colors, the statement said. The model name is printed on the right and left front fender.

The company has received 18 reports of fuel leakage from the fuel tap. No injuries have been reported, the statement said. It said consumers should stop using the recalled ATVs and contact Kawasaki for a free repair.

Kawasaki can be reached toll-free at 866-802-9381 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fort Wayne time weekdays or online at www.kawasaki.com.