Kubota Recalls Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

The fuel hose clamp can detach from the fuel filter and allow gas to leak out.

September 14, 2011
Alert #11-751
 

Kubota Recalls Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Kubota Riding Mowers

Units: About 6,100

Manufacturer: Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp., of Gainesville, Ga.

Hazard: The fuel hose clamp can detach from the fuel filter and allow gas to leak out, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Kubota Riding Mowers are bright orange, have 48-inch, 54-inch, or 60-inch wide mower decks and have “KUBOTA” stamped on either the sides of the front engine cover, or on the right side behind the driver’s seat. The serial number is located on the left front frame for T series models and the right front frame for GR and ZG series models. This recall involves Kubota Riding Mowers with the following model numbers and serial number ranges.

ModelSerial Number Range
T1880A-42 20196-20944
T2080A-42 20172-21069
T2380A-48 20139-20827
GR2010GA-48 20062-20318
GR2010GAB-48 20089-20278
GR2020G-48 10002-10113
GR2020GB-48 10006-10098
ZG222A-48 50002-51392
ZG222A-48S 50005-51388
ZG227-54 20369-21040
ZG227A-54 50001-50363
ZG227L-60 10543-11669
ZG327P-60 31160-31549
ZG327PA-60 50004-50165
ZG327RP-60R 10089-10216
ZG327RPA-60R A0001-A0038

Sold at: Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from April 2010 through April 2011 for between $3,600 and $11,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled riding mowers and contact Kubota to schedule a free inspection and repair. Kubota is directly contacting consumers who purchased the riding mowers.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Kubota 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

Picture of recalled T and ZG Riding Mower Series Models showing location of serial number

Picture of recalled GR Riding Mower Series Model showing location of serial number