John Deere Recalls Gator Utility Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 14, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: John Deere 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.

130214 John Deere Gator Recall

RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 4,700

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

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