Fairplay Recalls LSVs

Fairplay Electric Cars has announced a recall of some of their EVE LSVs for the 2010 and 2011 model years.  The recall affects 1,632 vehicles manufacturered between July 31, 2009 through Dec. 27, 2010, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A fuse specified to be in the 12V accessory circuit was not built into the wiring harness. The fuse value on the input to the voltage reducer was too large to prevent possible damage.  There was no fuse inserted in the 12-volt circuit. Without this fuse for protection, a short in any portion of the 12V wiring can melt wire insulation and pose a fire risk.

Fairplay will be contacting owners regarding the recall starting Feb. 17th or they can be reached at (866) 557-0342.  Repairs will be made by dealers free of charge.  Learn more:  Safercar.gov


KYMCO To Launch 700cc UTV In The US

Kwang Yang Motor Co., Ltd. (KYMCO), the largest powered two-wheeler manufacturer in Taiwan recently announced major 2011 marketing initiatives including the introduction of a 700cc UTV in the US market.  The company which took over the remaining share of KYMCO US in 2010 expects to sell 1,000 UTVs in the US this year.  Management expects UTVs to eventually replace ATVs in the market.  Total revenue for the company is about $1 billion a year.  Learn more:  News.cens.com