American SportWorks Recalls 3,500 UTVs

One of the UTVs manufactured by Amercican SportWorks that is being recalled.

One of the UTVs manufactured by American SportWorks that is being recalled.

American SportWorks announced the recall of approximately 3,500 utility vehicles because the throttle can fail to return to idle and cause the rider to lose control of the vehicle, posing a risk of injury. The recall includes certain Bulldog 300, Chuckwagon 300, Landmaster 300, Landmaster 400 and Trailwagon 400 UTVs sold between September 2014 and June 2015. Owners should stop using the vehicle and contact American SportWorks at 800-293-0795 to arrange for repairs.

The following information is from Consumer Products Safety Commission.

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Off Road Utility Vehicles

Hazard:  The throttle can fail to return to idle causing the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury.

Consumer Contact:  ASW toll free at 800-293-0795 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.amsportworks.com at the top of the page under the SAFETY tab under Recalls click on “TSB167 & TSB168” for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 3,500

Description:  This recall includes six models of American SportWorks Four Wheel Off-Road Utility Vehicles. The name of each model is located above each front fender and along the sides of the dump bed. Affected vehicles include:

BullDog 300, ChuckWagon 300 and LandMaster 300 all powered by Kohler 277cc engines with the last 6 Characters of the product identification number between A11746 and A13294, and LandMaster 400, TrailWagon 400 and ChuckWagon 400 all powered by Honda 390cc engines with the last 6 Characters of the product identification number between A24835 and A26806. The product identification numbers can be found on a sticker on the firewall above the accelerator and brake pedal.

Model                          Color
LandMaster 300          Red, Green, Black, White, Camo
LandMaster 400          Red, Green, Black, White, Camo
BullDog 300                Red
Trail Wagon 400         Red, Camo
Chuck Wagon 300     Red, Green, Camo
Chuck Wagon 300     Red, Green, Camo

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

Sold at:  Atwood Distributing, Rural King, The Home Depot, Tractor Supply Company and other dealers from September 2014 through June 2015 for between $4,300 and $5,300.

Manufacturer(s):  American SportWorks, of Roseland, La.

Manufactured in:  United States

Learn more:  CPSC.com

Comment:  While the size of this recall is typical for the industry, for a smaller manufacturer of UTVs this a significant number. The cost to repair each vehicle will determine how big an impact the recall has on the company. A number of the models were manufactured by American SportWorks and sold under different product line names through retail stores rather than American SportWorks dealers; the Chuck Wagon for Rural King stores, the Trail Wagon for Tractor Supply Co. and the Bulldog for Home Depot.

5 thoughts on “American SportWorks Recalls 3,500 UTVs

  1. I purchased a chuckwagon in the throttle the stick on it and I would like to know how I need to get it repaired it is already caused one accident

    • Contact American SportWorks at 800-293-0795 to see if it is a part of the recall and arrange for repairs. You could also try contacting your local dealer.

  2. We have a landmaster 300 the throttle stuck causing the unit to crash what is going to be done tho this and where do I get repaired at your expense

    • Contact American SportWorks at 800-293-0795 to see if it is a part of the recall and arrange for repairs. You could also try contacting your local dealer.

  3. I NEED TO HAVE PARTS FIX ON MY 3500 AMERICAN SPORTWORKS CHUCK WAGON 2-FRONT SHOCKS, LEFT SIDE ARMS THAT HOLDS TIRE ON AND FRONT HOOD RED

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