Recall of the Week: John Deere utility vehicles due to fire hazard
January 13, 2013
Deere & Co. is recalling about 4,650 utility vehicles.
The fuel line can separate, posing a fire hazard, the company and U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.
John Deere has received three reports of separated fuel lines. No injuries have been reported.
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. Click here for the serial numbers that are included in this recall.
Manufactured in the United States, the utility vehicles were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from August 2012 through October 2012. The price was between $12,900 and $15,500.
Consumers should stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact a John Deere dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair, the company and commission advise. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled utility vehicles directly.
For more information, consumer can contact Deere & Co. 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 at www.johndeere.com and click on Services & Support for.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.
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