Kawasaki Recalls Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Injury, Death Hazard

Name of Product: Teryx4 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles

Units: About 7,000

Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA, of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: The steering gear assembly and front brakes can fail, resulting in the loss of steering and braking, posing a risk of injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: The recalled vehicles are 2012 Kawasaki Teryx4 4×4 recreational off-highway vehicles in the following styles: 750, 750 EPS and 750 EPS LE. The four-wheel drive recreational off-highway vehicles have side-by-side seating for four people and automobile style controls. The vehicles are sold in red, camouflage, green, blue and yellow colors. The model name “Teryx4” appears on the driver’s side of the hood. The style name does not appear on the 750 version. For all colors of the 750 EPS except camouflage, “EPS” appears on the driver and passenger side cowling near the top front corner of the doors. On the 750 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.

Sold at: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from October 2011 through July 2012 for about $13,400.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should contact their local Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Kawasaki between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday toll-free at (866) 802-9381 or visit the firm’s website at www.kawasaki.com. Kawasaki is contacting its customers directly.

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