October 21, 2003CPSC, Koyker Manufacturing Announce
Recall of Utility Vehicles
product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise
Name of Product: Raptor Utility Vehicles
Manufacturer: Koyker Manufacturing Company, of Lennox, S.D.
Hazard: Brass gear in the steering sector can break, causing consumers to
lose steering capabilities.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 34 reported incidents of consumers
losing steering control. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Raptor 1000M off-road utility vehicles.
The two-wheel drive vehicles have two seats and a back bed. "Raptor" is
printed in black under the vehicles gas cap. Only two wheel drive vehicles
with transaxle manufactured between April 12, 2001 and July 31, 2003 are
included in this recall.
Sold At: Utility vehicle dealerships nationwide from June 2001 through
August 2003 for about $6,600.
Manufactured In: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the vehicles and return them to the
dealership where purchased for a free replacement steering sector.
Consumer Contact: Koyker toll-free at (800) 456-1108 between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Media Contact: Mike Stebbins at (605)