Kubota Recalls Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)

A fuel tank valve malfunction in Kubota ZG100 series lawnmowers can cause gas to leak from the fuel tank.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: Tháng Năm 21, 2013
Recall number: 13-734
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    Recalled Kubota Zero Turn riding mower

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Kubota ZG100 Series Zero Turn riding mowers

 

Hazard:

The fuel tank’s pressure relief valve can malfunction, causing the tank to expand and rub against the transmission drive belt and drive cooling fan. This can wear a hole in the fuel tank and cause a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Kubota; at (800) 752-0290; from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.kubota.com and click on Safety for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 8,600

Description

This recall involves orange-colored Kubota ZG100 Series Zero Turn riding mowers with the following model and serial numbers: Model ZG124E with serial numbers between 10002 and 12179, Model ZG123S with serial numbers between 10002 and 12505, Model ZG127E with serial numbers between 10002 and 11574 and Model ZG127S with serial numbers between 10003 and 12959. Kubota is printed on the front of the mower and on the side.  The model and serial numbers are printed on the data plate on the left part of the frame near the operator’s foot area. 

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received 56 reports of mowers’ fuel tanks leaking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact Kubota for a free repair. Kubota is contacting its customers directly.

Sold at

Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from December 2012 through April 2013 for between $5,000 and $6,300.

Manufacturer

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

Manufactured in

United States

  • Recalled Kubota Zero Turn riding mower