October 17, 2007
Deere & Company is recalling about 5,400 of its Gator utility vehicles. The brake calipers in the front of the utility vehicles may have been installed incorrectly, causing the vehicle to pull to one side during braking. This poses an injury hazard to consumers.
This recall involves the XUV and HPX Gator utility vehicles made by John Deere with model and serial numbers included below. These are four-wheeled vehicles with a cargo box. John Deere, Gator, HPX and XUV are printed on the side of the cargo box.
The following model and serial numbers can be found on the serial number plate on the frame of the vehicle.
|XUV 620i Gas||MOXUVGX013294-016669|
|XUV 620i Gas||MOXUVGT011480-012186|
|XUV 850D Diesel||MOXUVDX011917-013329|
|XUV 850D Diesel||MOXUVDT010001-010449|
|HPX 4X4 Diesel||MOHP4DX050877-051453|
|HPX 4X4 Gas||MOHP4GX051221-052763|
John Deere dealers nationwide sold the vehicles from June 2007 through September 2007 for between $8,500 and $10,600. They were made in the United States.
Consumers should stop operating the recalled utility vehicles immediately and contact an authorized John Deere dealer in their area to schedule a free inspection. The company will provide free repair, if needed. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact John Deere at (800) 537-8233 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT. Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.johndeere.com
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).