Intimidator of Batesville, Ark., is recalling about 16,000 Intimidator and Mahindra branded utility vehicles (UTVs).
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 GC1Ksthe onboard software does not prevent consumers from exceeding 15 mph when the seatbelt is disengaged, posing a crash hazard.
The firm 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.
This recall involves Intimidator and Mahindra branded models 750, 800, 1000, TGB, and GC1K utility vehicles (UTVs) 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.
A list of the recalled vehicles may be found here.
The UTVs, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Intimidator and Mahindra authorized dealers nationwide from August 2013 through February 2022 for between $11,000 and $21,500.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an Intimidator or Mahindra authorized dealer to schedule a free repair and to receive a software update/fix for the speed limiter.
Consumers may contact Intimidator toll-free at (855) 307-0933 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday or online depending on their model’s brand at www.intimidatorutv.com/recall/ or www.intimidatorutv.com and click on “Recall Info” near the bottom of the page, www.mahindrausa.com/--recall-notices or www.mahindrausa.com and click on “Recall Notices” at the bottom of the page for more information.