John Deere Recall of Crossover Gator Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

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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.

Remedy: Repair

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
1M0825MEXXM010001
1M0855DEXXM040001 – 1M0855DEXXM130975
1M0855DFXXM060001 – 1M0855DFXXM130531
1M0855DHXXM130001 – 1M0855DHXXM131052
1M0855EBXXM010001 – 1M0855EBXXM010561
1M0855MAXXM010001 – 1M0855MAXXM010498
1M0855MBXXM010001 – 1M0855MBXXM010247
1M0855MDXXM010001 – 1M0855MDXXM010021
1M0855MBAJM010249
1M0825MAAJM010719
1M0825MACJM010720
1M0825MAAJM010722
1M0825MAHJM010724
1M0825MAEJM010725
1M0825MACJM010726
1M0825MATJM010727
1M0825MAPJM010728
1M0825MAKJM010729
1M0825MAPJM010731

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

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