John Deere Recalls Gator Utility Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product because the product could cause personal injuries or death due to product liability. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product:

Utility Vehicles

Hazard:

The oil filter can leak, posing a fire hazard. Pinholes or cracks have been identified in oil filters installed by the engine supplier which were not manufactured to specification.

Consumer Contact:

Deere and Company; at (800) 537-8233, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or www.johndeere.com and click on Services & Support for more information.

Description

This recall involves John Deere Gator™ RSX850i Base, Sport and Trail model recreational utility vehicles manufactured between May 2012 and October 2012. They have side-by-side seating for two people and were available in Realtree® Hardwoods™ HD Camo, olive and black, or traditional green and yellow. RSX850i is located on the hood. The serial number is on the rear frame above the receiver hitch. Utility vehicles with the following serial numbers are included in this recall:

Model Serial Number Range
RSX850i Base 1M0850TB++M010009 thru 1M0850TB++M010778
RSX850i Sport 1M0850TS++M010001 thru 1M0850TS++M012077
RSX850i Trail 1M0850TT++M010001 thru 1M0850TT++M012867
Incidents/Injuries

John Deere has received four reports of incidents resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact a John Deere dealer to schedule a free inspection and free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled utility vehicles directly.

Sold at

John Deere dealers nationwide from August 2012 through January 2013 for between $12,900 and $15,500.

Manufacturer

Deere & Company of Moline, Ill.

Manufactured in

United States

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/John-Deere-Recalls-Gator-Utility-Vehicles/

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