Recall: John Deere Gator Utility Vehicles
On 2013-02-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding John Deere Gator Utility Vehicles due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2012 for about $12900 to $15500.
About 5,000 units are involved in this Deere & Company (John Deere) utility vehicle recall. Instance(s) of fires have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 6th recall of products in the Hunting & Utility Vehicles, incld ROV category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 400,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 537-8233
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What is the problem?
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.
Instance(s) of fires have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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:
Serial Number Range
1M0850TB++M010009 thru 1M0850TB++M010778
1M0850TS++M010001 thru 1M0850TS++M012077
1M0850TT++M010001 thru 1M0850TT++M012867
NOTE: These and similar models were previously recalled for a different hazard.
These items were sold new+ at John Deere dealers nationwide from August 2012 through January 2013 for between $12,900 and $15,500.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
John Deere has received four reports of incidents resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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