The steering shaft can develop excessive wear and affect steering control resulting in a crash hazard, posing a risk of injury or death.
The firm has received 453 reports of incidents of steering problems. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves recall involves 2015 through 2020 MULE PRO-FX, MULE PRO-FXR, and MULE PRO-FXT and 2016 through 2020 MULE PRO-DX and MULE PRO-DXT utility vehicles. The four wheel, off-highway utility vehicles were sold in black, green, white, red, bronze, silver, camo, and blue. They have side by side seating for three to six people and automotive style controls.
MULE PRO is printed on the right and left front fender. The model name is printed on the right and left fender. The vehicles are available as either gas or diesel models. The diesel models have DIESEL printed on the right and left rear of the cargo bed. The vehicle identification number or VIN is located on the steel frame between the right front lower A-arm mounts.
For details on the model years and model names, see this list.
The utility vehicles were sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide from July 2014 through January 2020 for between $12,000 and $17,000.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact a Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. Kawasaki is contacting all known purchasers directly.
For more information, call Kawasaki at 866-802-9381 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.Kawasaki.com and click on “Recalls.”
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.