Cub Cadet Recalls Utility Vehicles Due to Unreliable Parking Brake

The company has received 22 reports of brake cable failure

Cub Cadet Recalls Utility Vehicles Due to Unreliable Parking Brake
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April 29, 2016

An issue impacting the brakes in utility vehicles has led to a recall from the manufacturer.

Cub Cadet has announced that it is recalling certain model year 2015 Cub Cadet Challenger CX500 and Challenger CX700 four-wheel drive off-road utility vehicles. In the affected models, the parking brake cable can fail, posing a crash hazard. The company believes that about 1,300 vehicles are affected.

The company has received 22 reports of brake cable failure. None of the reports include injuries or property damage.

The recalled vehicles have two bucket seats, roll bars, a canopy, a two-piece windshield, a 35.5-inch by 44-inch cargo bed. and a winch. They were sold in the camouflage and yellow colors with a model number located under the driver's seat.

Consumers could purchase the vehicles at Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from April 2015 through October 2015 for between $8,500 to $9,500.

Owners should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Cub Cadet dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. In addition, Cub Cadet is contacting owners directly.

Individuals with questions about this recall can contact Cub Cadet at (888) 848-6038.