Kohler Recalls Engines Sold with Husqvarna, Cub Cadet, and Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Tractors; Laceration Hazard Posed

A wire connector on the engine can become disconnected causing the operator’s seat switch to fail.

Recall date: May 05, 2011
Recall number: 11-215
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Kohler Courage Engines

Hazard:

A wire connector on the engine can become disconnected causing the operator’s seat switch to fail. When this happens, the blades will not shut down, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Kohler Co. at (800) 451-2294 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.kohlerengines.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 10,000

Description

This recall involves Kohler Courage twin-cylinder engines sold with three brands of lawn tractors: Husqvarna, Cub Cadet, and Troy-Bilt. The vertical-shaft gasoline engines range in horsepower from 20 to 25. Engines included in this recall have serial numbers with the first five digits beginning with 41028 through 41056. Serial numbers can be found on the black engine cover.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the lawn tractors and contact an authorized Kohler dealer or the retail location where the tractor was purchased for a free inspection and repair.

Sold at

Lowe’s, Tractor Supply Company stores, and by authorized Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from February 2011 through April 2011 for between $1,500 and $5,700.

Manufacturer(s)

Kohler Co., of Kohler, Wis.

Manufactured in

USA

  • Picture of engine label

  • Picture of recalled engine

  • Picture of Cub Cadet Model LTX1046

  • Picture of Cub Cadet Model RZT42

  • Picture of Cub Cadet Model SLTX1050

  • Picture of Cub Cadet Z-Force S48

  • Picture of Husqvarna Model LGT2554

  • Picture of Husqvarna Model RZ4623

  • Picture of Troy-Bilt Mustang RZT50

  • Picture of Troy-Bilt Colt RZT42