ATV’s manufactured by Kawasaki are the subject of a recall.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is recalling its 2007 model year KFX50 and KFX90 all-terrain vehicles. On some of these units, the handlebar holder, tie-rod adjustment, and tie-rod end nuts may not have been tightened to the proper torque.
Operation of the vehicle can cause the nuts to loosen, resulting in a loss of steering control. The poses a crash hazard, which can result in injury or death.
The recall involves Kawasaki 2007 model year KSF50B7F (KFX50) and KSF90A7F (KFX90) All Terrain Vehicles. These are 50cc and 90cc models designed for use by operators 6 years of age and older (KFX50) and 12 years and older (KFX90). They are available in Lime Green or White, and have “Kawasaki” and “KFX50” or “KFX90” on the sides of the bodywork below the handlebars.
The ATVs were sold by Kawasaki dealers nationwide from August 2006 through December 2006 for between $1,700 and $2,150.
In Florida, ATV use results in more than its share of injuries and deaths when all of the parts are working properly. Loss of steering control in operation would put operators in serious danger.