Nearly 50,000 Kubota Utility Vehicles Recalled Due to Floor Mat Interference with Throttle Pedal
Kubota is recalling nearly 50,000 Utility Terrain Vehicles, due to a risk that warped or degraded floor mats may cause an ATV accident or injury risk for consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Kubota RTV-X1100C recall on November 4, due to problems which may occur if the floor mats interfere with the throttle pedal.
Kubota has not specified how long it takes for the floor mats to warp and degrade, or what types of use or conditions would cause this fault. The recall notice indicates that there has been at least one incident involving a physical injury reported to Kubota, which occurred after the operator of the UTV lost control and experienced a crash that resulted in black eyes and minor bruising.
The recall involves base model Kubota RTV-X1100C utility terrain vehicles manufactured and sold during model years 2013 to 2021. Some other specific models that have an additional letter designated after the “C”, such as the Kubota RTV-X1100CR, are also affected by the recall. The affected units have serial numbers ranging from 10001 through 67546.
Approximately 48,875 units were sold in the United States.
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The recalled utility terrain vehicles were manufactured in the United States and distributed by Kubota Tractor Corporation, of Grapevine, Texas. They were sold at authorized Kubota dealers nationwide for between $21,300 and $22,950.
The CPSC and Kubota recommend customers who believe they are in possession of a vehicle affected by the recall should contact an authorized Kubota dealer, who will install a new floormat, and secure it by rivets to the floor, if the mat is warped or degraded. If the floor mat is not yet warped it will be modified appropriately by the dealer at no cost to the owner.
Customers with questions can reach Kubota Tractor Corporation by calling 888-458-2684 or by visiting the company’s website at online at https://www.kubotausa.com/service-support/safety/safety-notices, and www.kubotausa.com.
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