KYMCO Recalls ATVs Due to Suspension Failure

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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

Units: 1,350

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

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