KYMCO recalls ATVs due to suspension failure

KYMCO recalled its 2006-2008 model year MXU 500 ATVs due to suspension failure, according the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The units can be identified by a label on the front of the ATVs as KYMCO and a label on each side of the fuel tank as MXU 500. During November 2006 through December 2007 1,350 units were sold for $6,000-$6,500.

The pivot bolts holding the rear suspension onto the frame can become loose, causing the rear swing arm to detach from the chassis posing a risk of injury or death. There have been six reports of incidents, two of which included minor injuries.

The CPSC says consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. KYMCO will repair the ATVs for free. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of the recall.

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