WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 21, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
JOHN DEERE RECALL SUMMARY
Name of product: John Deere Crossover Gator™ utility vehicles
Hazard: The steering shaft can separate from the steering rack assembly and result in a loss of vehicle steering control, posing a crash hazard.
Recall date: December 21, 2017
Units: About 68,300
Consumer Contact: Deere & Company at 800-537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or online at www.deere.com and select Product Recall Information on the drop-down menu under Services & Support for more information.
JOHN DEERE RECALL DETAILS
Description: This recall involves John Deere models XUV825, XUV825 S4, XUV855, and XUV855 S4 Crossover Gator utility vehicles equipped with power steering. The model number and “John Deere” are printed on the side of the vehicle. The serial number begins with 1M0825 or 1M0855 and is located on the passenger side of the frame under the cargo box. The vehicles have seating for two or four passengers. The serial number ranges are listed below.
|Serial Number Ranges|
|1M0825GEXXM040001 – 1M0825GEXXM136520|
|1M0825GFXXM060001 – 1M0825GFXXM131607|
|1M0825MAXXM010001 – 1M0825MAXXM010667|
|1M0825MBXXM010001 – 1M0825MBXXM010419|
|1M0855DEXXM040001 – 1M0855DEXXM130975|
|1M0855DFXXM060001 – 1M0855DFXXM130531|
|1M0855DHXXM130001 – 1M0855DHXXM131052|
|1M0855EBXXM010001 – 1M0855EBXXM010561|
|1M0855MAXXM010001 – 1M0855MAXXM010498|
|1M0855MBXXM010001 – 1M0855MBXXM010247|
|1M0855MDXXM010001 – 1M0855MDXXM010021|
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting purchasers of the recalled utility vehicles directly.
Incidents/Injuries: John Deere has received nine reports of steering loss. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: John Deere dealers nationwide from March 2012 through November 2017 for between $13,400 and $16,100.
Manufacturer(s): Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.
Manufactured In: U.S.
Recall number: 18-709
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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