Cut Fuel Hoses Result in Lawn Mower Recall from John Deere
A John Deere lawn mower that was potentially manufactured with a faulty part is now subject to a recall.
The heavy equipment and lawn care giant is recalling certain zero-turn lawn mowers due to a fuel hose that could have been cut during the manufacturing process. John Deere believes that about 150 mowers are impacted by this mistake.
This recall involves John Deere models Z445, Z645, Z655, and Z665 zero-turn mowers with serial numbers beginning with 1GXZ. The mowers are green and yellow with yellow wheels. The model number is on the front of the machine, near the operator footrest. The serial number is located behind the seat, in front of the engine.
Consumers could purchase these mowers at John Deere independent dealers nationwide from August 2015 through November 2015 for between $4,800 and $6,500.
No incidents or injuries in relation to this defect have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled zero-turn lawn mowers and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. After identifying four reports of cut fuel hoses during the manufacturing process, John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled lawn mowers directly.
Customers with questions about this recall can contact John Deere at (800) 537-8233.