John Deere Gator Recall Issued Due to Fuel Line Problems
About 4,650 John Deere Utility vehicles have been recalled following reports that suggest the fuel lines may separate, posing a potential fire hazard.
The John Deere Gator recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on January 10, after at least three reports were received of the fuel lines separating.
Although there have been no injuries reported in connection to the defective fuel lines, this may pose a potential risk of fires, which may cause property damage or burns for riders.
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The recall affects the John Deere Gator RSX850i Base, Sport, and Trail model recreational utility vehicles manufactured in the U.S. between May 2012 and October 2012. The Gator models have side-by-side seating for two people and were sold in traditional green and yellow, olive and black, and Realtree Hardwoods HD Camo colors with the recalled model number RSX850i located on the hood of the vehicles.
The recalled models have serial numbers ranging from 1M0850TB++M010013 through 1M0850TB++M010768, 1M0850TS++M010001 through 1M0850TS++M011932, and 1M0850TT++M010001 through 1M0850TT++M012765. The serial number can be located on the rear frame above the receiver hitch.
The recalled Gator utility vehicles were manufactured in the United States under Deere & Company of Moline, Ill. and sold exclusively at John Deere dealers nationwide from August 2012 through October 2012 for between $12,900 and $15,500.
The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the recalled utility vehicles immediately and contact a John Deere dealer at (800) 537-8233 or visit their website at www.johndeere.com to schedule a free inspection and repair.
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