Kawasaki is recalling engines used in mowers and heavy equipment

Kawasaki is recalling 68,000 engines used in a variety of mowers and equipment because they can catch fire - CPSC

There have been eight reports of the engines overheating and catching fire

Kawasaki Motors has issued a recall of 68,000 engines used in Bad Boy Mowers, BigDog, Bobcat, Cub Cadet, Hustler, John Deere, and Kubota brand lawn and garden equipment. The company says the engines can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

The recall includes Kawasaki engines used in lawn and garden equipment sold under the Bad Boy Mowers brand name with mower models Rebel BRB54FX850, Rebel BRB6135KA, Rebel BRB61FX850, Rebel BRB7235KA, Revolt BRV54FX850, Revolt BRV61FX850, Rogue BRG5435KA, Rogue BRG6135KA, Rogue BRG61RD35KA, and Rogue BRG72RD35KA.

Under the BigDog brand name, the mower model Stout MP is being recalled. Under the Bobcat brand name, mower models ZT6000, ZT6100, and ZT7000 are being recalled.

Under the Cub Cadet brand name, the mower model ZTX-6 is included in the recall. Under the Hustler brand name, mower model FasTrak SDX is being recalled.

The John Deere brand name mower model Z760R, utility vehicle models Gator TX 4x2 and Gator TS 4x2, and some service engines for model year 2016-2020 lawn tractor models X350R, X350, X354, and X370 are included, as is the Kubota brand name mower model Z726XKW. 

The recalled engines are model year 2021-2023 FJ400D, FS600V, FS651V, FX691V, FX730V, FX801V, FX850V and FXT00V. The recalled engine model and serial numbers are located on the engine fan housing. The following model and serial number ranges are included in this recall.

Kawasaki has received eight reports of fires with the recalled engines. No injuries have been reported. The mowers were sold at Kawasaki, Bad Boy Mowers, BigDog, Bobcat, Cub Cadet, Hustler, John Deere and Kubota dealers nationwide from April 2021 through December 2023 for between $4,000 and $15,500.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using lawn and garden equipment with the recalled engines and contact Kawasaki, John Deere, Cub Cadet, Hustler, BigDog or Kubota, depending on the product owned, or an authorized dealer to schedule a free repair. Kawasaki and the mower manufacturers are contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact:

Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA toll-free at 866-836-4463 from 8 a.m. to 6p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.kawasakienginesusa.com/product-recall or www.kawasakienginesusa.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the top of the homepage for more information.

Bad Boy Mowers owners should go to https://badboycountry.com/kawasaki-recall to confirm if your mower is affected by this recall.

John Deere owners should 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 and click on “Product Recall Information” on the drop-down menu under “Services & Support” or https://www.deere.com/en/parts-and-service/recall-information/ for more information.

BigDog, Cub Cadet, and Hustler owners should contact the toll-free recall hotline at 888-848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at https://www.cubcadet.com/en_US/product-recalls.html; www.hustlerturf.com/product-recall; www.bigdogmowerco.com/product-recall.

Kubota owners should contact Kubota toll-free at 888-458-2682 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at https://www.kubotausa.com/service-support/safety/safety-notices or https://www.kubotausa.com/ and click on “Parts & Service” at the top of the page and locate the “Safety & Recall Notices” section for more information.

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