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John Deere Recalls Gator Utility Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

  • John Deere Gator RSX850i Base utility vehicle
  • Serial number location
  • Close-up serial number location
Name of Product:
Utility Vehicles
Hazard:
The fuel line can separate, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
January 10, 2013
Units:
About 4,650
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 www.johndeere.com and click on Services & Support for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

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. Only utility vehicles with the following serial numbers are included in this recall:

 

Serial Numbers:

1M0850TB++M010013 thru 1M0850TB++M010768

1M0850TS++M010001 thru 1M0850TS++M011932

1M0850TT++M010001 thru 1M0850TT++M012765

Remedy:

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

John Deere has received three reports of separated fuel lines. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

John Deere dealers nationwide from August 2012 through October 2012 for between $12,900 and $15,500.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
13-717
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