U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
January 2, 2008
ATVs Recalled By KYMCO Due to Suspension
Failure; Riders Can Lose Control of Vehicle
KYMCO MXU 500
The following product safety recall was
voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation
with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the
product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: 2006-2008 Model Year MXU 500
All Terrain Vehicles
Importer: KYMCO USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.
Hazard: 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 to the
Incidents/Injuries: KYMCO has received six
reports of incidents, including two reports of
Description: This recall involves all model
year 2006-2008 MXU 500 ATVs. The vehicle is
identified by a label on the front as KYMCO and
the model is determined by a label located on
each side of the fuel tank as MXU 500.
Sold by: KYMCO dealers nationwide from
November 2006 through December 2007 for between
$6,000 and $6,500.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop
using the recalled ATVs and contact an
authorized KYMCO dealer in their area to
schedule a free repair. Registered owners were
sent direct mail notification of this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information,
consumers can contact KYMCO USA at (888)
235-3417 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at