Recall date: October 2, 2012
Recall number: 13-701

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Off-road Utility Vehicle
Hazard:
Carbon monoxide can accumulate in the vehicle cab when the engine is idling and the vehicle is not moving, resulting in carbon monoxide poisoning.
Remedy:
Repair
Consumer Contact:

For more information, contact Kubota toll-free 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 and click on Safety/Safety Notices. Kubota is contacting its customers directly.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 970
Description:

Carbon monoxide can accumulate in the 4x4 RTV500 utility vehicle's cab when the engine is idling and the vehicle is not moving.

Description:

The recalled vehicle is the Kubota RTV500 with cab. It is a 4x4 utility vehicle with side-by-side seating for two people, a small cargo bed and an optional cab. The vehicle is gasoline-powered and available in the colors orange or camouflage. The model number "RTV500" is on the doors of the vehicle. "Kubota" and "4x4" are on the outside of the cargo bed.

Incidents/Injuries:

Two instances of headaches attributed to carbon monoxide gas have been reported to the firm.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should contact their Kubota dealer to schedule a free repair of the recalled vehicle, including the installation of a high-velocity exhaust tail pipe, the installation of special seals inside the cab and a check of the ventilating system.

Sold At:

Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from September 2008 through April 2012 for between $12,900 and $13,200.

Manufactured In:
United States