The Consumer Product Safety Commission ( CPSC ), in full cooperation with the Kawasaki Motors Corporation, has announced the recall of about 22,000 Kawasaki ATVs.
This four-wheeler recall is for the 2005 model Brute Force ATV.
The problem: A Tie rod separation caused by either wear or major impact can occur during operation, causing the front wheel to separate from the steering control. Separation of the tie rod can cause the rider to lose control of the ATV, resulting in a serious injury or death to the rider.
The Kawasaki Corporation has received about 140 reports of tie rod problems, resulting in four reports of injuries related to the tie rod problem in their Brute Force fourwheelers.
The recall is for Kawasaki 2005 model year KVF750-A1 and KVF750-B1 Brute Force ATVs.
They are 750cc V-twin All Terrain Vehicles available in Red, Green, Yellow, and Camouflage.
The ATVs have “Kawasaki” and “Brute Force” on the sides of the bodywork below the handlebars, and “V-Twin 750” on the sides of the rear fenders. They were manufactured in the United States.
Sold by: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from June 2004 through November 2005 for between $7,600 and $7,900.
If you own one of these recalled Kawasaki ATV Four-Wheelers, stop using them immediately and contact a local Kawasaki dealer to schedule a FREE repair.
For more information, call Kawasaki Customer Service toll-free at (866) 802-9381 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kawasaki.com.