John Deere Recalls Utility Vehicles Powered by Kawasaki Engines Due to Fire Hazard

The fuel filter in Gator utility vehicles with Kawasaki engines can leak.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: November 15, 2012
Recall number: 13-706
Enlarge
  • John Deere Gator (TM) utility vehicle

    1 of 3 photos

    John Deere Gator (TM) utility vehicle

  • Recalled Fuel Filter for Kawasaki Motors engines

    2 of 3 photos

    Recalled Fuel Filter for Kawasaki Motors engines

  • Label with pointers

    3 of 3 photos

    Label with pointers

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Utility Vehicles

Hazard:

The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Deere and Company; (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 www.johndeere.com

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 4,340

Description

This recall involves John Deere TH, TS and TX-model Gator™ utility vehicles that have Kawasaki FE, FH and FJ series engines. The model information is located on the vehicle’s cargo box. Only utility vehicles with the below serial numbers are included in this recall. The serial number is on the vertical frame directly below the driver’s seat.

 

Serial Numbers:
1M04X2SJ++M070915 to 1M04X2SJ++M072247
1M04X2XC++M070040 to 1M04X2XC++M070213
1M04X2XD++M070314 to 1M04X2XD++M072731
1M06X4HD++M070049 to 1M06X4HD++M070372

 

Kawasaki Motors is recalling the filters used in these utility vehicle engines, and lawn mower engines that use the recalled filters, also.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should stop using utility vehicles with the recalled engines and contact a John Deere dealer to have the fuel filter replaced. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled utility vehicles directly.

Sold at

John Deere dealers nationwide from November 2011 to August 2012 for between $6,600 and $9,400.

Manufacturer

Deere & Company of Moline, Ill.

Manufacturer

Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Manufactured in

U.S.

  • John Deere Gator (TM) utility vehicle

  • Recalled Fuel Filter for Kawasaki Motors engines

  • Label with pointers