Recalled Off-Highway Vehicles in April of 2021 – Product defect lawyers
Recalled Off-Highway Vehicles in April of 2021
As the summer months approach, more people are going to start heading outdoors for seasonal activities. One activity that is especially popular is the use of recreational off-highway vehicles. An off-highway vehicle is defined as a type of vehicle that is designated for off-road use. Some off-highway vehicles are street legal but most people use theirs to go places where regular vehicles cannot.
Some common types of off-highway vehicles include dirtbikes, ATVs, and side by sides. While riding an off-highway vehicle can be a fun way to explore trails and get outdoors, off-highway vehicles are no stranger to recalls. Much like regular vehicles, off-highway vehicles are often the subject of recalls as manufacturers want to ensure that the vehicles are as safe as possible for those who ride them. If you own or operate an off-highway vehicle it is important to check the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website frequently to ensure that your vehicle is not the subject of a recall. Below are three off-highway vehicles that were recalled in the month of April.
- Honda CRF450R Off-Road Motorcycles
On April 29, 2021, Honda recalled 536 units of its CRF450R Off-Road Motorcycles due to a crash and injury hazard. The motorcycle’s drive chain can break while in use, causing the vehicle to suddenly lose its drive force posing a crash and injury hazards to the rider. The recall involves 2021 model year CRF 450R Honda motorcycles with the last six digits of the VIN number between 400223 and 401056. The motorcycles were sold at authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from August 2020 to March 2021. Owners of these motorcycles should immediately stop using them and contact an authorized Honda Powersports dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Honda is contacting known purchasers directly. To date, two reports of the chain breaking have been received and no injuries have been reported.
- Kawasaki TERYX Off-Highway Vehicles
On April 22, 2021, Kawasaki USA recalled 100 units of its TERYX off-highway vehicles due to a fire hazard. The fuel pump retainer plate bolts can come loose causing fuel leakage over time which could start a fire. The recall involves 2021 Teryx S LE, Teryx4, Teryx4 LE, Teryx4 S LE, and Teryx4 S LE CAMO models. The off-highway vehicles were sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide in March 2021. Owners of this vehicle should immediately cease use and contact a Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair to replace the fuel pump retainer plate bolts. Kawasaki is contacting all known purchasers directly. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
- Kawasaki BRUTE FORCE ATVs
On April 22, 2021, Kawasaki USA recalled 70 units of its BRUTE FORCE 750 All-Terrain Vehicles due to a fire hazard. The fuel pump retainer plate can come loose causing a fuel leakage over time, posing a fire hazard. The recall involves the 2021 BRUTE FORCE 750 4X4I EPS. The ATVs were sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide in March 2021. Owners of this ATV should cease use immediately and contact a Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair to replace the fuel pump retainer plate bolts. Kawasaki is contacting all known purchasers directly. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.