Fire Risk Prompts John Deere to Recall Gator Utility Vehicles
John Deere has announced a recall of approximately 4,700 Gator Utility Vehicles. The oil filter can leak, posing a fire hazard. Pinholes or cracks have been identified in oil filters installed by the engine supplier which were not manufactured to specification.
This recall involves John Deere Gator RSX850i Base, Sport and Trail model recreational utility vehicles manufactured between May 2012 and October 2012.
The recalled Gators have side-by-side seating for two people and were available in Realtree Hardwoods HD Camo, olive and black, or traditional green and yellow. RSX850i is located on the hood. The serial number is on the rear frame above the receiver hitch.
The vehicles were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from August 2012 through January 2013.
Consumers should stop using the recalled Gator utility vehicles and contact a John Deere dealer to schedule a free inspection and free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners directly.
For additional information, contact Deere and Company toll-free at 800-537-8233.