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John Deere Recalls Compact Utility Tractors Due to Risk of Serious Injury or Death

  • John Deere compact utility tractor
  • Folding roll over protection system (ROPS) joint
  • Vehicle Identification Number location
Name of Product:
John Deere Compact Utility Tractors<strong></strong>

The spring locking pins in the rollover protective system (ROPS) can break and cause the ROPs to fail in the event of a rollover. This presents a risk of serious injury or death to the operator.

Recall Date:
August 14, 2013
About 7,000
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 then click on USA, then select Product Recall Information on the drop-down menu under Services & Support for more information.  

Recall Details


This recall involves 19 models of John Deere 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 series compact utility tractors manufactured between February 2013 and July 2013. The tractors are green and yellow with a foldable black, metal rollover protection bar that extends above the operator's head. The model number is on the hood. The serial number is located on the right hand side of the frame above the front axle. Compact utility tractors with serial numbers in the following ranges are included in this recall:



Model Number Vehicle Identification Number Ranges
1023E 1LV1023EXXX310006 to 1LV1023EXXX310083
1025R 1LV1025RXXX111788 to 1LV1025RXXX116214
2025R 1LV2025RXXX110121 to 1LV2025RXXX110202
2032R 1LV2032RXXX110008 to 1LV2032RXXX110283
2320H 1LV2320HXXX712151 to 1LV2320HXXX712593
2520H 1LV2520HXXX811702 to 1LV2520HXXX811703
2720H 1LV2720HLCH511543 (Only)
3320H 1LV3320HXXX910198 to 1LV3320HXXX910700
3320P 1LV3320PXXX910129 to 1LV3320PXXX910299
3520H 1LV3520HXXX910239 to 1LV3520HXXX910579
3520P 1LV3520PXXX910098 to 1LV3520PXXX910188
3720H 1LV3720HXXX910181 to 1LV3720HXXX910429
4120H 1LV4120HXXX916152 to 1LV4120HXXX916350
4120P 1LV4120PXXX916013 to 1LV4120PXXX916014
4320H 1LV4320HXXX916166 to 1LV4320HXXX916420
4320P 1LV4320PXXX916036 to 1LV4320PXXX916112
4520H 1LV4520HXXX916127 to 1LV4520HXXX916276
4520P 1LV4520PXXX916034 to 1LV4520PXXX916135
4720H 1LV4720HXXX916129 to 1LV4720HXXX916919

Consumers should immediately stop using the compact utility vehicles and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled compact utility tractors directly.


John Deere received three reports of broken spring locking pins and identified two failed spring locking pins in the manufacturing assembly process. The firm has received no reports of injuries.

Sold At:
John Deere dealers nationwide from February 2013 through July 2013 for between $11,500 and $35,700.

Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.


Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.

Manufactured In:
United States
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