Kawasaki recalls engines sold on Ferris, Scag riding mowers due to burn and fire hazards

Kawasaki FT730V-EFI general purpose engine.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Kawasaki Motors USA is recalling Kawasaki FT730V-EFI lawn mower engines used in riding lawn mowers sold under the Ferris brand name (with mower models IS 700Z ZTR, ISX 800Z ZTR and ISX 2200Z ZTR) and under the Scag brand name (with mower models Tiger Cat II and V- Ride II).

The high-pressure fuel line can get damaged by contact with the fuel pump cover, causing a fuel leak that poses burn and fire hazards.

The recalled engines are model year 2018 through 2022 Kawasaki FT730V-EFI series. “Kawasaki FT730V EFI” is printed on the engine air filter cover. The engine model and serial number are located on the engine fan housing. The following model and serial number ranges are included in this recall:

Recalled Engine Table – EFI Engines Only
Model NumberSpecification NumberEngine Serial Number Range
FT730VAS41, BS41, CS41, DS41,
AS42, BS42, CS42, DS42
FT730VA00107 – FT730VA66205

The engines were on approximately 33,000 mowers sold at Kawasaki, Ferris and Scag dealers nationwide from November 2017 through September 2022.

“Consumers should immediately stop using mowers with the recalled engines and contact Kawasaki or a Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair. Kawasaki is contacting all known purchasers directly,” the CPSC reports.

The full CPSC recall report can be found here.

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