U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Fast Track Recall
Release Date: June 9, 2022
Intimidator Recalls Intimidator and Mahindra Utility Vehicles (UTVs) Due to Crash Hazard
Name of Product: Intimidator and Mahindra branded utility vehicles (UTVs)
Hazard: The throttle cable can freeze at low ambient temperatures, resulting in a stuck throttle which can cause the brakes to fail to stop the vehicle, posing a crash hazard. Additionally, on certain Model Year 2022 Intimidator GC1K vehicles, the onboard software does not prevent consumers from exceeding 15 mph when the seatbelt is disengaged, posing a crash hazard.
Consumer Contact: Intimidator toll-free at 855-307-0933 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or online depending on your model’s brand at intimidatorutv.com/recall/ or intimidatorutv.com and click on“Recalls” at the bottom of the page or www.mahindrausa.com/--recall-notices or www.mahindrausa.com and click on “Recall Notices” atthe bottom of the page for more information.
Description: This recall involves Intimidator and Mahindra branded models 750, 800, 1000, TGB, and GC1K utility vehicles (UTVs). The recalled UTVs were sold in a variety of colors. “Intimidator” or “Mahindra” is displayed on the front grill and the model series is printed on the rear-side panels. The vehicle identification number (VIN) can be found on a label inside the glove box, inside the hood compartment and below the driver’s seat. The serial numbers of affected Intimidator vehicles are available to view/download/print by clicking on this link.
The serial range of the affected Mahindra vehicles are 000000 through 010545.
The following Intimidator vehicles are included in this recall:
Incidents/Injuries: Intimidator has received 393 reports of throttle cables freezing, including four reports of crashes resulting in bruises. There were no incidents of excess speed when the seatbelt is disengaged.
Sold at: Intimidator and Mahindra authorized dealers nationwide from August 2013 through February 2022 for between $11,000 and $21,500.
VIN number located inside the glove box, inside the hood compartment, and below the seat.
This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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