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John Deere Recalls Gator Utility Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

  • John Deere Gator RSX850i Base utility vehicle
  • John Deere Gator RSX850i Trail utility vehicle
  • John Deere Gator RSX850i Sport utility vehicle
  • Serial number location
Name of Product:
Utility Vehicles
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Recall Date:
February 14, 2013
About 4,700
Consumer Contact

Deere and Company; at (800) 537-8233, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or and click on Services & Support for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves John Deere Gator™ RSX850i Base, Sport and Trail model recreational utility vehicles manufactured between May 2012 and October 2012. They have side-by-side seating for two people and were available in Realtree® Hardwoods™ HD Camo, olive and black, or traditional green and yellow. RSX850i is located on the hood. The serial number is on the rear frame above the receiver hitch. Utility vehicles with the following serial numbers are included in this recall:



Serial Number Range

RSX850i Base

1M0850TB++M010009 thru 1M0850TB++M010778

RSX850i Sport

1M0850TS++M010001 thru 1M0850TS++M012077

RSX850i Trail

1M0850TT++M010001 thru 1M0850TT++M012867


Consumers should stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact a John Deere dealer to schedule a free inspection and free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled utility vehicles directly.


John Deere has received four reports of incidents resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
John Deere dealers nationwide from August 2012 through January 2013 for between $12,900 and $15,500.
Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:

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