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Recall: Utility Vehicles Pose Fire Hazard


By Naomi Millán Grounds Management

The fuel gauge retainer on Kawasaki's 2017 Mule utility vehicles can collapse and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard. No incidents have yet been reported to the manufacturer, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall 17-751.

The Teryx and Teryx4 recreational off-highway vehicles, and Brute Force 750 all-terrain vehicles are also included in the recall, for a total of about 6,600 units affected.

The 2017 Mule utility vehicle is a four-wheel off-highway vehicle with side by side seating for two to six people and automotive style controls. The 2017 Teryx recreational off-highway vehicle is a four-wheel off-highway vehicle with seating for two or four people and automotive style controls. The 2017 Brute Force 750 4x4i all-terrain vehicle is a four-wheel off-highway vehicle with seating for one person. 

Recalled vehicles were sold at Kawasaki dealers between March 2017 and April 2017. Facility managers affected by the recall are directed to stop using the vehicles and contact Kawasaki for a free repair at 866-802-9381 or www.Kawasaki.com.

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor of Building Operating Management magazine, naomi.millan@tradepress.com. Go here for other recent recall notices.

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