|September 16, 2008
Deere & Company Recalls Gator XUV Utility Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: John Deere Gator XUV 620i Utility Vehicles
Units: About 2,500
Manufacturer: Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.
Hazard: The fuel tank can leak from a gap in the seam at the base of the filler neck, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Deere & Company has received seven reports of fuel tank leaks. No fires or injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled utility vehicle is Model 620i. The model number is painted on the side of the vehicle. The recall includes the following serial numbers. The serial number plate is on the vehicle's frame in front of the passenger side rear fender.
|Model||Serial Number Ranges
|XUV 620i Gas (Como)
|XUV 620i Gas (Olive)
|XUV 620i Gas (Green)
Sold by: John Deere dealers nationwide from April 2008 through August 2008 for about $10,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled utility vehicles immediately and contact any John Deere dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. Keep fuel tank below half full until the repair is made. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 between 8 a.m. and 6p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.johndeere.com
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