Kubota Recall of certain RTV-X Series Utility Vehicles Due to Injury Hazard

Kubota Recall of certain RTV X1140 utility vehicle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 30, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –


Name of product: RTV-X series utility vehicles

Hazard: The seat belt stays can break, posing an injury hazard to consumers in the event of a crash.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: November 30, 2017

Recall number: 18-704

Consumer Contact: Kubota at 800-752-0290 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.kubota.com and click on More, then Safety and then Safety Notices for more information.


Description: This recall involves Kubota RTV-X series utility vehicles with model numbers ending in 900, 1100, 1120D and 1140. The diesel-powered vehicles were sold in orange and camouflage. Kubota and Diesel are printed on the side of the rear bed box. The model number is on the side of the unit and on the data plate located on the back of the cab, between the cab and the bed. The utility vehicles with the following serial numbers, located on the data plate, are included on this recall.

Model Serial Number Range Manufacture Date Range
RTV-X900 31229 through 42402 12/2015 through 6/2017
RTV-X1100 26899 through 35995
RTV-X1120D 18541 through 20746
RTV-X1140 10001 through 19546 6/2015 through 6/2017

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact an authorized Kubota dealer to schedule a free repair. The firm is contacting consumers directly.

Incidents/Injuries: Kubota has received three reports of seat belt stays breaking worldwide. No incidents have been reported in the U.S. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from June 2015 through June 2017 for between $15,000 and $25,000.

Distributor(s): Kubota Tractor Corp., Grapevine, Texas.

Manufactured In: United States

Units: About 26,900

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help 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 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission