Press Release –
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: 2006-2008 Model Year MXU 500 All Terrain Vehicles
Importer: KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.
Hazard: The pivot bolts holding the rear suspension onto the frame can become loose, causing the rear swing arm to detach from the chassis posing a risk of injury or death to the operator.
Incidents/Injuries: KYMCO has received six reports of incidents, including two reports of minor injuries.
Description: This recall involves all model year 2006-2008 MXU 500 ATVs. The vehicle is identified by a label on the front as KYMCO and the model is determined by a label located on each side of the fuel tank as MXU 500.
Sold by: KYMCO dealers nationwide from November 2006 through December 2007 for between $6,000 to $6,500.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact an authorized KYMCO dealer in their area to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact KYMCO USA at 888-235-3417 anytime, or visit the firm’s web site at KymcoUSA.com.