Cub Cadet recalls zero-turn riding mowers

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The fuel tank’s neck can crack and cause fuel to leak

Cub Cadet of Cleveland, Ohio, is recalling about 5,200 Cub Cadet RZT SX EFI zero-turn riding mowers sold in the U.S and Canada.

The fuel tank’s neck can crack and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.

The company has received 15 reports of the fuel tank’s neck cracking. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Cub Cadet model year 2018 RZT SX EFI residential zero turn riding mowers.

The yellow, four-wheel mower with steering wheel control is sold with a 42, 46 or 50-inch cutting deck. “Cub Cadet” is printed on the front and sides of the mower, and on the seat’s backrest. “RZT SX” is printed below the seat.

Models included in the recall are 17AWCBYS010, 17AWCBYZ010, 17RWCBYN010, 17RWCBYN210, 17RWCBYS010 and 17RWCBYZ010 and were manufactured between December 2017 and June 2018.

The model number and manufacture date in MM/YYYY format can be found on a label located under the seat frame.

The mowers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at independent Cub Cadet dealers nationwide and online at from December 2017, through August 2018, for between $3,000 and $3,500.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers, store them outside and contact an authorized Cub Cadet dealer or customer service representative to arrange for a free repair. Cub Cadet is contacting all known purchasers directly

Consumers may contact Cub Cadet toll-free at (888) 848-6038 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Saturday and Sunday, or online and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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