WASHINGTON, DC – Gates Corp. in November 2016 issued a recall of two G-Force CVT clutch models for ATVs and utility task vehicles. The Denver, CO-based company said it received three reports of the clutch breaking during vehicle operation, and in one instance, a rider was injured, according to an announcement made by the Consumer Protection Safety Commission.
The recall is for:
- Part No. CVTPRM001 – UPC 770075699415 (Internal No. 76920001)
- Part No. CVTPRM002 – UPC 770075701316 (Internal No. 76920005)
“Consumers should immediately stop using vehicles with the recalled clutches and contact Gates for instructions on receiving a full refund plus an additional $300 to cover disassembly and reinstallation costs upon return of the recalled clutches to Gates,” CPSC stated. Gates will also chip a G-Force Belt, at no cost, to consumers who return the recalled items to Gates, the agency added.
According to the CPSC notice, the clutches were sold by retailers in Louisiana, North Carolina and Texas from March through September 2016.