John Deere Recalls Zero Turn Lawn Mowers Due to Risk of Fire, Serious Injury or Death (Recall Alert)

A fuel hose could have been cut during manufacturing, allowing fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.

Recall date: December 22, 2015
Recall number: 16-717
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

John Deere zero-turn lawn mowers

Hazard:

A fuel hose could have been cut during manufacturing, allowing fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Deere and 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 online at www.deere.com then click on USA, then select Product Recall Information on the drop-down menu under Services & Support for more information.  

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Recall Details

Units

About 150

Description

This recall involves John Deere models Z445, Z645, Z655, and Z665 zero-turn mowers with serial numbers beginning with 1GXZ, manufactured from August 10, 2015 through September 9, 2015. A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall is on the firm’s website. The mowers are green and yellow with yellow wheels. The model number is on the front of the machine, near the operator footrest. The serial number is located behind the seat, in front of the engine. 

Incidents/Injuries

No incidents or injuries have been reported. 

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled zero-turn lawn mowers and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. After identifying four reports of cut fuel hoses during the manufacturing process, John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled lawn mowers directly. 

Sold at

John Deere independent dealers nationwide from August 2015 through November 2015 for between $4,800 and $6,500. 

Manufacturer(s)

Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.

Manufactured in

United States

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