John Deere Recalls Gator Utility Vehicles Due To Crash Hazard

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Gators and contact a John Deere dealer to schedule a free repair

John Deere Recalls Gator Utility Vehicles Due To Crash Hazard
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April 19, 2017

John Deere has announced the recall of approximately 8,500 Gator Utility Vehicles. The dust boot on the vehicle's throttle cable can come loose, resulting in the vehicle not slowing down or stopping. This increases the risk of a crash.

The Gator Utility Vehicles included in this recall have model number XUV590i or XUV590iS4 printed on the hood and the John Deere and Gator brand names printed on the cargo box. The serial number, located on the frame on the rear of the machine above the hitch, begins with 1M0590.

The recalled Gators come in several colors and have a four-wheel suspension with side-by-side seating for two or four people—depending on model.

The impacted Gators were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from January 2016 through March 2017 for between $10,000 and $12,900 each.

To date, John Deere says that it has received two reports of the dust boot on the throttle cable coming loose. There have been no reports of injuries.

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

For additional information on this recall, consumers can contact John Deere at (800) 537-8233.