150,000 Kawasaki ATVs Recalled

ATV Recall

8-2-05 - More than 150,000 Kawasaki all-terrain vehicles are being recalled.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the 2001 through 2005 Prairie and Brute Force models can develop dangerous steering-control problems. The company has received at least three reports of injuries.

Officials say if either front wheel of the ATV experiences a major jolt while the steering is fully turned to either side, it could cause suspension damage and loss of steering control. Kawasaki has received 42 reports of ball joint separation, which could lead to the steering problem.

The safety commission recommends that consumers stop using the vehicles immediately and contact an authorized Kawasaki dealer for a free repair.