John Deere Riding Lawn Tractor Recalled Due to Crash Hazard
A recall has been issued for more than 2,000 John Deere riding lawn tractors, due to a risk that the brake arm may fail, increasing the risk of serious injury in a crash.
The John Deere recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on August 4, after internal reports indicated the possibility that the braking lever may not cause the tractor to come to a stop.
The riding lawn tractors may pose a risk of serious and potentially life threatening injury for the rider if they are unable to stop the vehicle, depending on the surrounding terrain.
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The CPSC and the manufacturer, Deere & Company, are urging owners to stop using the recalled tractors until the necessary repair is made.
The recall includes 2,070 John Deere lawn tractors with model numbers D110, D125, D130, D140, D155, D160, and D170 with serial numbers beginning with “1GXD”. Customers may locate the model numbers printed in yellow on the bottom left and right of the hood and the serial numbers printed on label located on the left side of the tractor, under the fender, above the left rear tire.
The recalled tractors were manufactured in the U.S. by Deere & Company of Moline, Illinois. They were sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other John Deere dealers nationwide between May 2015 and August 2015, for between $1,700 and $2,700.
Customers are being asked to stop using the tractors immediately and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is currently in the process of contacting all registered owners directly.
Consumers with questions can call Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233, or visit the website, www.deere.com and select the Product Recall Information tab on the drop-down menu under Services & Support.
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