Kawasaki recalls 6,000 ATVs

In conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. has recalled about 6,000 ATVs because of a potential flange failure.

The voluntary recall for the Kawasaki KFX450R was issued June 28. The flange, which holds the fuel pump in the fuel tank, can fail to stay connected to the tank itself. This can create a fuel leak, which poses a fire hazard.

The recalled ATVs are the 2008 model year Kawasaki KFX450R. The ATVs are available in white, green or black, and were sold at Kawasaki dealerships between March 2007-June 2007 for about $7,400.

Kawasaki has received 60 reports of fuel leaks, though no injuries have been reported.

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