KYMCO is recalling approximately 1,700 utility vehicles from model years 2015 and 2016 including the UXV 450i, UXV 450i LE and UXV 450i Turf. The throttle on the vehicles can fail to return to idle and cause the rider to lose control. The company has reported seven instances of the throttle failing, but no injuries. The related information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission follows.
Units: About 1,700
Description: This recall involves all model years 2015 and 2016 UXV 450i, UXV 450i LE and UXV 450i Turf models. Recalled utility vehicles come in the colors blue, camouflage, matte black, gold, green, red, blue and black. The model year 2015 recalled vehicles are those units with the last six numbers of the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) between 100101 and 190370. The model year 2016 recalled vehicles are those units with the last six numbers of the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) between 190371 and 260240. The VIN can be found on the frame behind the right front wheel. UXV is printed on each side of the rear cargo box and on the hood. KYMCO is printed on the side panels.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of the throttle failing. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized KYMCO dealer for a free inspection and free repair. KYMCO is contacting consumers directly.
Sold at: Authorized KYMCO dealers nationwide from June 2014 through November 2015 for between $8,000 and $8,700.
Distributor(s): KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Comment: This is not a large recall but pretty significant for KYMCO which is one of the smaller manufacturers. They have been one of the more successful import companies selling vehicles at the $8,000 to $10,000 value price range.