Kymco has recently recalled around 540 of their all-terrain vehicles.
In hot environments or high elevations, the fuel cap can fail to vent properly, causing the fuel to heat up and pressure to build up in the tank. The pressure can cause the fuel tank to rupture or the fuel to boil out of the tank onto the operator or hot engine, resulting in burns to the operator or a fire.
No injuries have been reported, but consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact an authorized KYMCO dealer for a free repair. The original gas caps must be collected by the dealer to confirm the repair.
The recall involves model years 2013, 2014 and 2015 KYMCO MXU 700 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) including standard, LE and Camo versions. The vehicles came in black, camouflage, gold, green, red and silver. The words KYMCO and MXU 700, MXU 700 LE or MXU 700 Camo are on the front of the hood and on each rear fender. The vehicle identification number (VIN) in the format RFBLU45U*xBxxxxxx is located on the frame behind the right front wheel. The 10th digit of the VIN indicates the model year: D = 2013, E = 2014 and F = 2015. ATVs with the last six VIN digits in the following ranges are being recalled:
Model year & VIN RANGE (VINs begin with RFBLU45U*)
DB120111 through DB130158
EB120203 through EB130204
FB120315 through FB320123
* represents a check digit that varies in each VIN
These vehicles were purchased from KYMCO dealers nationwide from April 2013 to August 2014 for about $9,000.
KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.
KYMCO USA toll-free at (888) 235-3417 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email [email protected], or online at www.kymcousa.com and click on Recall Information for more information.