Yamaha’s Kodiak 700 ATV is a complicated machine. Its fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, 686cc engine presents 2WD and 4WD modes together with all-wheel engine braking. A double-wishbone impartial suspension helps every wheel over the hardest terrain and prospects can enhance the Kodiak’s dealing with with non-obligatory electrical energy steering.
The ATV can carry as much as 300 kilos of cargo (mixed) on the entrance and rear racks and tows as much as 1,322 kilos. However, with out its hitch weight label, the Kodiak 700 shouldn’t tow even the lightest hundreds—in keeping with Yamaha and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
On June 30, 2022, CPSC and Team Blue issued a recall (#22-753) for 2021-2022 Kodiak 700 ATVs as a result of automobiles lacking the Maximum Loading Limit sticker. CPSC concludes that the absent labels “can cause loads and tongue weights that are too heavy for the vehicle’s trailer towing and hitch, posing a crash and injury hazards due to the excessive weight.”
Despite the difficulty solely regarding towing limitations, CPSC and Yamaha are asking all Kodiak 700 homeowners to instantly stop operation of the ATV till they’ll procure and apply the lacking sticker. Yamaha is reaching out to all registered homeowners and mailing the suitable label with utility directions included.
If that course of is just too labor-intensive, customers can contact their native licensed Yamaha ATV vendor to schedule a free label utility appointment. The recall impacts round 3,500 Kodiak 700 (mannequin quantity YWF700 FWB) fashions produced between 2021 and 2022. Of course, utterly shutting down 3,500 ATVs for a weight restrict sticker looks as if a draconian step, however Yamaha legal professionals are undeniably protecting all authorized bases within the litigious States of America.
Hopefully, the bLU cRU can deal with the recall within the coming months, and get prospects again to having fun with their superior machine.