John Deere Issues Recall for Tractor Line over Brake Defect

John Deere Issues Recall for Tractor Line over Brake Defect
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August 4, 2015

They say nothing runs like a Deere. That may not be a good thing though, if you can't count on the brakes.

John Deere & Company is recalling a line of its lawn tractors after the discovery of a faulty brake arm. The brake arm is prone to failure, which poses a crash hazard that could result in serious injury or death for the user or those in the vicinity.

The recall covers about 1,700 tractors. Specifically, models D110, D125, D130, D140, D155, D160 and D170 with serial numbers beginning with 1GXD are affected. The model number is printed on the bottom left and right of the hood in yellow. The serial number is located on the on the left side of tractor, under the fender, above the left rear tire.

The tractors were sold at Home Depot, Lowe's, and other John Deere dealers nationwide from May 2015 to August 2015 for between $1,700 and $2,700.

No injuries or incidents have been reported at this time. Consumers should stop using the equipment immediately and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. The company can be contacted at (800) 537-8233.