In December, Kawasaki announced the recall of approximately 1,000 Mule Pro utility vehicles. The vehicle’s ROPS can fail to protect occupants. The recall involves model year 2018 and 2019 Mule Pro DXT, DX, FXT, FX and FXR vehicles sold from August to September of 2018. The following are recall details from the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
Hazard: The vehicle’s rollover protection structure (ROPS) can fail to protect consumers, posing an injury hazard.
Recall date: December 6, 2018
Units: About 1,000
Recall Date: December 6, 2018
Units: About 1,000
Consumer Contact: Kawasaki toll-free at 866-802-9381 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.Kawasaki.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.
Description: This recall involves 2018 and 2019 Mule Pro utility vehicles. The four-wheel, off-highway utility vehicles were sold in black, green, white, red, bronze, silver, camo and blue. They have side by side seating for three to six people and automotive style controls. Mule Pro is printed on the right and left front fender. Kawasaki is printed on the cargo box. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is located on the steel frame between the right front lower A-arm mounts.
|Year||Model||Model Code||Vin Range|
|2018||Mule Pro-DXT (EPS)||KAF1000AJF||JKAAFCA1XJB501117 through JKAAFCA11JB501152|
|2018||Mule Pro-DXT (EPS)||KAF1000BJF||JKAAFCB18JB503625 through JKAAFCB18JB503642|
|2018||Mule Pro-DX (EPS)||KAF1000EJF||JKAAFCE1XJB502410 through JKAAFCE18JB502437|
|2019||Mule Pro-FXT(EPS/LE/Camo/Ranch)||KAF820AKF||JKBAFSA13KB501645 through JKBAFSA14KB501671|
|2019||Mule Pro-FXT(EPS/LE/Camo/Ranch)||KAF820BKF||JKBAFSB15KB513858 through JKBAFSB18KB514230|
|2019||Mule Pro-FXT(EPS/LE/Camo/Ranch)||KAF820CKF||JKBAFSC19KB513036 through JKBAFSC19KB513361|
|2019||Mule Pro-FXT(EPS/LE/Camo/Ranch)||KAF820DKF||JKBAFSD18KB506741 through JKBAFSD1XKB506787|
|2019||Mule Pro-FX (EPS/LE)||KAF820FKF||JKBAFSF13KB506336 through JKBAFSF10KB506603|
|2019||Mule Pro-FX (EPS/LE)||KAF820GKF||JKBAFSG18KB504354 through JKBAFSG1XKB504355|
|2019||Mule Pro-FXT||KAF820JKF||JKBAFSJ19KB508972 through JKBAFSJ15KB509343|
|2019||Mule Pro-FXR||KAF820KKF||JKBAFSK14KB504620 through JKBAFSK17KB504630|
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact a Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair. Kawasaki is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold At: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from August 2018 through September 2018 for between $13,000 and $17,000.
Importer(s): Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. of Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Distributor(s): Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. of Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Manufactured In: U.S.
Recall number: 19-722
This is a pretty small recall. Although, it is one of the few that involves the ROPS. The only other ROPS recall SVR has tracked since early 2015 involved the https://www.smallvehicleresource.com/blog/2018/09/05/polaris-recalls-rzr-xp-turbo-s-utvs/2018 RZR XP Turbo S. SVR keeps an ongoing list of most STOV related recalls.
Marc Cesare, Smallvehicleresuource.com