November 15, 2012

John Deere Recalls Utility Vehicles

Name of Product: Utility Vehicles

Units: About 4,340

Manufacturer of Utility Vehicles: Deere & Company of Moline, Ill.

Manufacturer of Engines: Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Hazard: The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Description: This recall involves John Deere TH, TS and TX-model Gator™ utility vehicles that have Kawasaki FE, FH and FJ series engines. The model information is located on the vehicle’s cargo box. Only utility vehicles with the below serial numbers are included in this recall. The serial number is on the vertical frame directly below the driver’s seat.

Serial Numbers:
1M04X2SJ++M070915 to 1M04X2SJ++M072247
1M04X2XC++M070040 to 1M04X2XC++M070213
1M04X2XD++M070314 to 1M04X2XD++M072731
1M06X4HD++M070049 to 1M06X4HD++M070372

Kawasaki Motors is recalling the filters used in these utility vehicle engines, and lawn mower engines that use the recalled filters, also.

Sold at: John Deere dealers nationwide from November 2011 to August 2012 for between $6,600 and $9,400.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using utility vehicles with the recalled engines and contact a John Deere dealer to have the fuel filter replaced. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled utility vehicles directly.

Consumer Contact: Deere and Company; (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