John Deere Recalls Compact Utility Tractors Due to Risk of Serious Injury
John Deere has announced a recall of roughly 7,000 compact utility tractors. The spring locking pins in the rollover protective system (ROPS) can break and cause the ROPs to fail in the event of a rollover. This presents a risk of serious injury or death to the operator.
This recall involves 19 models of John Deere 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 series compact utility tractors manufactured between February 2013 and July 2013.
The recalled tractors are green and yellow with a foldable black, metal rollover protection bar that extends above the operator's head. The model number is on the hood. The serial number is located on the right hand side of the frame above the front axle.
The compact utility tractors included in this recall were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from February 2013 through July 2013.
Consumers should immediately stop using the compact utility vehicles and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled compact utility tractors directly.
For more on this recall, contact Deere and Company toll-free at 800-537-8233.