Kawasaki Recalls Riding Lawnmower Engines Over Fuel Leak

Figure 1 – Recalled Kawasaki FT730V-EFI lawn mower engine – Photo credit: www.CPSC.gov

Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing recently issued a recall of approximately 33,000 Kawasaki FT730V-EFI lawn mower engines because the high-pressure fuel line can get damaged by contact with the fuel pump cover and cause a fuel leak that creates a fire and burn hazard.

The recall involves Kawasaki engines used in the Ferris brand name in the IS 700Z ZTR, ISX 800Z ZTR and the ISX 2200Z ZTR models. The engines are also used in the SCAG brand name in the Tiger Cat II and V-Ride II models.

The recalled engines are from the 2018-2022 model years. To determine if you may have one of the recalled engines, “Kawasaki FTV730V EFI” is printed on the engine air filter cover. Additionally, the engine model and serial number are located on the engine fan housing.

Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing is based in Maryville, MO and the engines were manufactured in the United States and sold at Kawasaki, Ferris and SCAG dealers nationwide from November 2017 to September 2022.

There are reports of at least four incidents involving a leaking high-pressure fuel line, including one fire. All owners of riding mowers with this recalled engine are advised to immediately stop using the lawnmowers and to contact Kawasaki about a repair.

If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of a fire from a 2017-2022 Kawasaki FTV30V-EFI engine that was installed on a Ferris or SCAG riding lawnmower, please contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll free at 1 800-870-9584.