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John Deere recalls Gator utility vehicles

The speedometer and several speed-related safety systems may not function properly

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Deere & Company of Moline, Ill., is recalling about 90 John Deere XUV590 and XUV590 S4 Gator utility vehicles.

An error in the Engine Control Unit(ECU) software can result in the speedometer and several speed-related safety systems not functioning as designed, posing a crash hazard and risk of injury.

The firm has received four reports of speedometers malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves John Deere Gator utility vehicles with model number “XUV590” or “XUV590 S4” printed on the hood. “John Deere” and “Gator” are printed on the cargo box.

The recalled utility vehicles were sold in green and yellow, olive drab, and camouflage, and have four-wheel suspension with side-by-side seating for two or four people.

The serial number is located on the frame on the rear of the machine above the hitch and begins with 1M0590.

A list of the recalled serial numbers may be found here.

The utility vehicles, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from October 2020, through April 2021, for between $11,100 and $14,100.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact an authorized John Deere dealer for a free software update. John Deere is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ET) Saturday, or online at www.deere.com for more information.

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