the recall applies to two high-performance gator RSX860i models

John Deere High-Performance Gator RSX860i utility vehicle / Fire Hazard Triggers Utility Vehicle Recall from John Deere
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July 29, 2016

A vehicle from John Deere is now subject to a recall due to safety concerns.

The heavy equipment manufacturer is recalling its High-Performance Gator RSX860i TB and RSX860i TE utility vehicles. In the affected models, the fuel hose could leak or separate when the fuel system is pressurized, posing a fire hazard to users and those nearby.

The recall applies to vehicles manufactured in June 2016 with serial numbers beginning with 1M0860T. The affected vehicles are four-wheel with side-by-side seating for two people and have a green hood and yellow rims. The model number is printed on the hood and John Deere is printed on the cargo box. The serial number is located on the frame at the rear of the machine above the hitch. For a complete list of the recalled serial numbers, see the John Deere release.

The vehicles were available for purchase at John Deere dealers nationwidefrom June 2016 through July 2016 for between $12,300 and $14,000.

No incidents or injuries have been reported in connection with this issue.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled utility vehicles directly.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact John Deere at (800) 537-8233.