News KYMCO Recalls UXV 500 Side-by-Sides

KYMCO Recalls UXV 500 Side-by-Sides


KYMCO UXV 500 Recall

KYMCO has recalled various model UXV side-by-sides due to potential fire hazards. KYMCO says about 1876 of the following models built from 2009-2012 have been affected: UXV 500/500i, UXV 500/500iLE and UXV500/500iSE.

KYMCO says the nature and extent of the possible defect, or the risk is due to an exposed portion of the exhaust system that could allow debris such as leaves or brush or other flammable materials to catch fire and burn. The risk includes the possibility of serious injury or death and or damage to property, though no injuries have been reported.

The following KYMCO UXV models are affected, including standard, LE and SE versions produced as 2009 through 2011 and a limited number of model year 2012 as Standard, LE and SE models including Fuel Injected models.

  • 2009-2012 UXV 500 UXV 500LE UXV 500SE: VIN – RFBUS37A 09B100101 through 9CB490364


  • 2012 UXV 500i UXV 500i LE UXV 500i SE: Vin – RFBUS33A 4CB100101 through 8CB230205


KYMCO says consumers should discontinue the use of this product and return their UXV vehicle to a KYMCO dealer in order for a repair kit to be installed.

For additional information, contact KYMCO USA at 888-235-3417 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website or by email at

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
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