In a news statement, the Kawasaki Motors Corporation USA, in cooperation with and in compliance with the rules and guidelines of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the voluntary recall of certain model year 2012 Kawasaki Utility Vehicles due to a potential fire hazard the vehicles pose to consumers. About 3,900 vehicles that were available across the nation at authorized dealerships from June 2011 to February 2012 are affected by this recall. The recall was put into action after the company found that the fuel tube can potentially scrape against the air cleaner housing and develop holes. If holes should develop, fuel could potentially leak and pose a fire hazard to the rider. Kawasaki has not received any reports of injury in relation to this recall. Consumers are being asked to immediately stop using these vehicles and contact their local dealer to set up a free inspection and repair.
As a Harrisburg personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen this type of safety recall several times in the past and understand the tragic injuries that can result from the use of a defective auto product. If you’ve suffered an injury through the normal use of a defective auto product, it may be in your best interests to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss your rights as a consumer and the possible legal options that may be at your disposal.Tweet