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Compact Tractors Recalled by John Deere Due to Injury Hazard

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Recall Date:
September 29, 2009

Recall Details

September 29, 2009
Alert #09-772


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

Name of Product: John Deere Compact Utility Tractors

Units: About 90

Manufacturer: Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.

Hazard: An incorrectly sized differential was installed in the tractor transaxle affecting the engagement of the differential lock and causing the tractor to turn to the left when braking. This causes the vehicle to veer left when the brake is applied, posing a risk of collision and injury to the operator and bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: There were no injuries reported.

Description: The recalled tractors have model numbers 3032E and 3038E painted on the side of the tractor. The serial number plate is on the tractor frame above the front wheel to the right of the operator. The recall includes the following serial numbers:

Tractor ModelSerial Numbers
3032E LV3032E111981 - LV3032E111988
LV3032E111990 - LV3032E111993
LV3032E111999 - LV3032E112001
LV3032E112003 - LV3032E112019
LV3032E112022 - LV3032E112024
LV3032E112031 - LV3032E112032
LV3032E112046 - LV3032E112047
Tractor ModelSerial Numbers
3038E LV3038E111798
LV3038E111804 - LV3038E111805
LV3038E111817 - LV3038E111818
LV3038E111820 - LV3038E111823
LV3038E111825 - LV3038E111827
LV3038E111829 - LV3038E111832
LV3038E111835 - LV3038E111840
LV3038E111844 - LV3038E111850
LV3038E111853 - LV3038E111854
LV3038E111871 - LV3038E111872
LV3038E111875 - LV3038E111876
LV3038E111879 - LV3038E111881
LV3038E111883 - LV3038E111884
LV3038E111888 - LV3038E111889

Sold by: John Deere dealers nationwide from July 2009 through August 2009 for between $13,000 and $15,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and contact a John Deere dealer to schedule a free repair. John Deere tractor dealers were notified of this recall and registered owners of the recalled tractors will be directly contacted by the firm.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or visit the firm's Web site at

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