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Recall: Utility Vehicles Can Catch Fire


By Naomi Millán Grounds Management
Red and black side-by-side Kawasaki utility vehicle

Kawasaki Mule Pro-MX off-highway utility vehicles have been recalled because the vehicle’s oil cooler hoses can separate, and the fuel tank cap gasket can crack, allowing fuel to leak and pose a fire hazard. Kawasaki has received seven reports of vehicles catching fire and being damaged, but no injuries have been reported, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall 19-728.

The recall affects about 2,600 vehicles in the 2019 model year, including models 700 EPS, 700 EPS LE, and 700 Camo EPS. The vehicles were sold between August 2018 and February 2019 at Kawasaki dealers. The recalled four-wheel, off-highway utility vehicles were sold in camo, green, red and white. They have side-by-side seating for two people and automotive-style controls.

Facility managers with these vehicles in their fleets should stop using them immediately and contact a Kawasaki dealer for a free repair. Kawasaki can be reached at (866) 802-9381 or at www.Kawasaki.com.

Naomi Millán is senior editor of Building Operating Management. Go here for other recent recall notices.

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