Steering Shaft Can Break in Recalled Kubota Utility Vehicles

The company has received nine reports of broken steering shafts

Steering Shaft Can Break in Recalled Kubota Utility Vehicles
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May 13, 2016

Kubota has announced a recall for potentially unsafe utility vehicles.

The company is recalling model year 2013, 2014 and 2015 Kubota RTV400 and RTV500 series gas-powered utility vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the steering shaft can break and cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle.

Kubota has received nine reports of shafts breaking, including one in which a rider lost control of the vehicle and collided with a barbed wire fence, resulting in a cut on the arm.

About 23,000 are included in the recall.

The recalled vehicles come in orange and camouflage and have serial numbers ranging from 10001 to 22042 for the RTV400 and 25083 to 40991 for the RTV500. The model is on the side of the unit and on the data plate on the back of the cab, between the cab and the bed. The serial number is also on the data plate.

Consumers could purchase the vehicles at authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from 2010 to 2015 for between $21,000 and $22,000.

Owners should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized Kubota dealer for a free inspection and free repair.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Kubota at (800) 752-0290.