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X-Maxx Monster Trucks and VXL-6 electronic speed controls

Description: The recalled VXL-6s electronic speed control #3365 is sold installed in the Traxxas X-Maxx Monster Truck, model 77076-04, and is also sold separately. The electronic speed control is the electronic control module that manages the throttle control (speed), directional control (forward or reverse) and braking of the drive motor in the truck. The truck is 30 inches long, 22 inches wide and 4 inches above the ground. The truck comes in two colors, red and blue. It weighs approximately 20 pounds. The electronic speed control is located near the center of the truck in a vented blue case approximately 2 inches wide, 2 inches long and 2 inches tall. Traxxas XMaxx is displayed on the side of the truck. [Learn More]

About 4,900 X-Maxx Monster Trucks and 140 VXL-6s electronic speed controls (in addition, 96 trucks were sold in Canada) units were affected by this recall.

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X-Maxx Monster Trucks and VXL-6 electronic speed controls Recall Information

Country of OriginTaiwan
Recall Date06/01/2016
Recall ID7756
Recall Number16185
Product TypeToy Vehicles (Not Riding Toys)
HazardVehicle modification or electronic failure can result in a short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
InjuriesThe company has received 40 reports of fire. One injury to a finger has been reported.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled trucks and return their electronic speed control to their dealer for a free firmware upgrade and installation of a new fusible link, or contact Traxxas customer support to return the electronic speed control and have a firmware upgrade and free fusible link installation.
Remedy OptionRepair
ContactTraxxas toll-free at 888-872-9927 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at, then click on “Support” and then “Repair-Exchange” for more information.
Last Updated06/01/2016
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