Kubota Recalls Off-Road Utility Vehicles Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Recall date: October 02, 2012
Recall number: 13-701
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Off-road Utility Vehicle


Carbon monoxide can accumulate in the vehicle cab when the engine is idling and the vehicle is not moving, resulting in carbon monoxide poisoning.

Consumer Contact:

For more information, contact Kubota toll-free at (800) 752-0290 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.kubota.com and click on Safety/Safety Notices. Kubota is contacting its customers directly.

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Recall Details


About 970


The recalled vehicle is the Kubota RTV500 with cab. It is a 4x4 utility vehicle with side-by-side seating for two people, a small cargo bed and an optional cab. The vehicle is gasoline-powered and available in the colors orange or camouflage. The model number "RTV500" is on the doors of the vehicle. "Kubota" and "4x4" are on the outside of the cargo bed.


Two instances of headaches attributed to carbon monoxide gas have been reported to the firm.


Consumers should contact their Kubota dealer to schedule a free repair of the recalled vehicle, including the installation of a high-velocity exhaust tail pipe, the installation of special seals inside the cab and a check of the ventilating system.

Sold at

Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from September 2008 through April 2012 for between $12,900 and $13,200.


Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation, of Gainesville, Ga.

Manufactured in

United States

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