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Safety Recall

Postby Mr. Miyagi » Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:54 pm

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Postby Ken » Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:04 pm

I'll copy/paste..in case the link dies.


Kawasaki Motors has recalled about 155,000 all-terrain vehicles due to possible steering control problems, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

Consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles -- Kawasaki's Prairie and Brute Force ATVs, model years 2001-2005 -- immediately, the consumer safety group said in a statement, and contact an authorized Kawasaki ATV dealer to arrange for a free repair.

Registered owners will be notified directly by Kawasaki about the recall, the CPSC said.

A significant impact to the front tire while the steering wheel is fully turned either way can result in suspension damage and an eventual loss of steering control that the Commission said could result in injury or death.

Forty-two reports of ball joint separation and three injuries have been reported to the CPSC.

Kawasaki previously recalled the Prairie 700 4x4 in March 2005 because the age recommendation warning label was missing, according to the statement.

The following Kawasaki ATV models are included in the recall: Prairie 300, Prairie 300 4x4, Prairie 360, Prairie 360 4x4, Prairie 400, Prairie 400 4x4, Prairie 650 4x4, Prairie 700 4x4 and Brute Force 650 4x4.

They were sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide from August 2000 through July 2005 for $4,400 to $7,400.

The model numbers can be found on the identification label located on the frame of the ATV. "Prairie" or "Brute Force" is printed on each side of the vehicle's gas tank.
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Postby MrBill » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:40 pm

No wonder they say they are faster, If I cut all material down to the bone I could cut a lot of weight out and have the fastest.

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Postby Mr. Miyagi » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:00 pm

Who needs steering when you have SPEED..... :D
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Postby DAVE » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:49 pm

I am not sure what is worse loosing controll or catching on FIRE.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05583.html

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Postby Mr. Miyagi » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:10 pm

I am not sure what is worse loosing controll or catching on FIRE.
Thank god you don't own a Polarsaki. How about having no steering while on fire?..... lol.
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Postby Chadd » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:17 pm

Unlike Polaris, Kawi will probably have the parts in stock.lol
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Postby DAVE » Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:19 am

I am not sure what would come first..........loosing control then catching on fire or catching on fire then loosing control. I am going to buy a better helmet and a fire extinguisher.

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Postby MrBill » Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:52 am

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Postby Mr. Miyagi » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:49 am

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It said "Used with repairs...."

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Postby MrPolaris » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:54 am

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Postby MrBill » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:07 am

Only been burned once, previous owner has no more need after the last burn over. . .
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Postby Dennis » Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:25 am

Chadd wrote:Unlike Polaris, Kawi will probably have the parts in stock.lol
We bought ours (650 and 750 Brute Force) a week before the recall. When I got my notice I didn't call right away. When I finially called, they said I was like # 100 on the list. They said they could not get parts and had no idea when the parts would be available. They (two different dealerships) pretty much just laughed the whole re-call thing off. :evil:

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Postby DAVE » Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:37 pm

the 750 brute is not on the recall list.



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Postby oldtrucks » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:14 pm

Dennis wrote:
Chadd wrote:Unlike Polaris, Kawi will probably have the parts in stock.lol
When I finially called, they said I was like # 100 on the list. They said they could not get parts and had no idea when the parts would be available :evil:
A friend took his Suzuki Twin Peaks in for the recall and got it done right away. He was told they didn't have parts for the Kawaski, but did for the Suzuki. Aren't they the same bike, built by Kawasaki and badged Suzuki?
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