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John Deere recalls Gator Utility Vehicles
The vehicle may not slow down or stop, posing a crash hazard
By James Limbach
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Photo source: CPSCDeere & Company of Moline, Ill., is recalling about 8,500 Gator Utility Vehicles.The dust boot on the throttle cable can come loose, resulting in the vehicle not slowing down or stopping, posing a crash hazard.
The company has received two reports of the dust boot on the throttle cable coming loose. No reports of injuries.
This recall involves John Deere Gator Utility Vehicles with model number XUV590i or XUV590i S4 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 and fall within the ranges on the chart below.
The recalled utility vehicles come in several colors and have four-wheel suspension with side-by-side seating for two or four people depending on model.The vehicles, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from January 2016, through March 2017, for between $10,000 and $12,900.
Model Serial Number Range XUV590i 1M0590T+++M010001 - 20742 XUV590i S4 1M0590F+++M010001 - 20277
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled vehicles directly.
Consumers may contact Deere & Company at 800- 537-8233, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ET), or online at www.deere.com and select Product Recall Information on the drop-down menu under Services & Support for more information.