Kawasaki announced a recall of approximately 9,500 units of its Brute Force 750 4x4i.
Kawasaki says the nut securing the front upper suspension arm pivot bolt could come loose during vehicle use. Continued use of the ATV could allow the nut to come off and the upper suspension A-arm pivot bolt to back partially out. This would result in a loss of steering control and possible crash.
The Brute Force is built in Lincoln, Neb. Units in question were manufactured between April 26, 2004 and September 10, 2004, and sold at Kawasaki dealers from July 2004 through early September 2004 for approximately $7,599.
Kawasaki has received 14 reports of incidents, including three minor injuries. The company says consumers should stop using the ATVs, and asks that they contact a Kawasaki dealer to schedule an appointment for a free inspection and repair.
For more information, call Kawasaki at (866/802-9381 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday.
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