Components of the steering shaft/steering system could have been improperly assembled which can lead to loss of control, posing crash and collision hazards.
About 3,170 (In addition, about 119 were sold in Canada)
Kubota Tractor Corporation toll-free at 888-458-2682 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at https://www.kubotausa.com/recall/contact/form. Additional information can be found online at www.kubotausa.com; click Parts & Service, then scroll down and click the “Safety & Recall Notices” tab to view the Safety & Recall Notice, or go directly to https://www.kubotausa.com/recall/service-support/safety/safety-notices.
This recall involves Kubota Utility Vehicles with model number RTV-XG850, known as the “Sidekick.” “Sidekick” and/or the model number are on the side of the utility vehicles, which were sold in various colors. Data plates on the side of the recalled vehicles have the model number and serial numbers ranging from 31706-35058, Y1025-Y1310, 50011-50012, and 50075-52920.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized Kubota dealer to schedule a free inspection and free repair. Kubota is contacting all known purchasers directly.
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
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