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John Deere is recalling lawn tractors and transmissions due to crash hazard

TractorJohn Deere is recalling about 25,000 D105 lawn tractors and 500 transmissions sold as parts and about 1,200 tractors sold in Canada.

The transmission can fail, posing a crash hazard.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves John Deere model D105 lawn tractors with serial numbers beginning with 1GXD105, and transmissions sold by John Deere authorized dealers for use in the D105 lawn tractor.

John Deere and the model number are printed on the side of the engine hood. The serial number is located on the rear frame of the machine above the left rear tire. A list of serial numbers included in this recall is available at www.JohnDeere.com/D105-Transmission-Recall. If the lawn tractor serial number is not on the firm’s website and the transmission had been replaced from March 2016 through August 2017, consumers should contact their John Deere service dealer to check if the recall applies to their replacement service transmission.

The tractors were sold at John Deere dealers, Home Depot, and Lowe’s stores nationwide from February 2016 through July 2017. The cost was about $1,500. The service transmissions were sold by John Deere dealers from March 2016 through August 2017 for about $300.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn tractors and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.

For more information, call 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 visit at www.deere.com and click on Recalls under the Parts & Service drop-down menu.

Copyright 2017, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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