KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C., has recalled about 1,876 Utility Vehicles. An exposed portion of the exhaust system can allow debris such as leaves, brush or other flammable materials to enter the opening and ignite, posing a fire hazard. KYMCO USA has received three reports of vehicles catching on fire and being damaged. No reports of injuries have been received. The recall involves 2009 through 2012 KYMCO utility task vehicles (UTVs). The vehicles are gasoline-powered, off-road vehicles with two side-by-side seats, a cargo bed and a steering wheel. The vehicles come in red, blue, black, gray, orange, silver and green and have the model and brand name “KYMCO” on both sides of the rear fender area and the front of the hood. The VIN is located on the frame behind the right front wheel. The tenth alphanumeric character of the VIN is the model year of the vehicle.
They were sold by KYMCO dealers nationwide from June 2008 to October 2011 for between $7,600 and $10,100. Consumers should stop using these vehicles and return them to a KYMCO dealer for the free installation of a repair kit. For more information, contact KYMCO USA at (888) 235-3417 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at email@example.com, or visit the firm’s website at www.kymcousa.com.