Recall: Kubota Off-road Utility Vehicle
On 2012-10-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Kubota Off-road Utility Vehicle due to a potential carbon monoxide poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2008 for about $12900 to $13200.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Kubota utility vehicle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 10th recall of products in the Hunting & Utility Vehicles, incld ROV category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 100 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 752-0290
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What is the problem?
Carbon monoxide can accumulate in the vehicle cab when the engine is idling and the vehicle is not moving, resulting in carbon monoxide poisoning.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled vehicle is the Kubota RTV500 with cab. It is a 4x4 utility vehicle with side-by-side seating for two people, a small cargo bed and an optional cab. The vehicle is gasoline-powered and available in the colors orange or camouflage. The model number "RTV500" is on the doors of the vehicle. "Kubota" and "4x4" are on the outside of the cargo bed.
These items were sold new+ at Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from September 2008 through April 2012 for between $12,900 and $13,200.
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 contact their Kubota dealer to schedule a free repair of the recalled vehicle, including the installation of a high-velocity exhaust tail pipe, the installation of special seals inside the cab and a check of the ventilating system.
For more information, contact Kubota toll-free at (800) 752-0290 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.kubota.com and click on Safety/Safety Notices. Kubota is contacting its customers directly.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Two instances of headaches attributed to carbon monoxide gas have been reported to the firm.
+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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