John Deere has announced a recall of their RSX860i Gator utility vehicles. The fuel hose could leak or separate when the fuel system is pressurized, posing a fire hazard. No injuries have been reported related to this issue. The recall is small, involving only about 240 vehicles manufactured in June 2016.
The following recall information is from the Consumer Product Safety Commission
Name of product: Utility vehicles
Hazard: The fuel hose could leak or separate when the fuel system is pressurized, posing a fire hazard.
Units: About 240
Description: This recall involves John Deere High-Performance Gator™ RSX860i TB and RSX860i TE utility vehicles manufactured in June 2016 with serial numbers beginning with 1M0860T. The recalled utility vehicles are four-wheel with side-by-side seating for two people and have a green hood and yellow rims. A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall is on the firm’s website. The model number is printed on the hood and John Deere is printed on the cargo box. The serial number is located on the frame at the rear of the machine above the hitch.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: 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 utility vehicles directly.
Sold at: John Deere dealers nationwide from June 2016 through July 2016 for between $12,300 and $14,000.
Manufacturer(s): Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.
Manufactured in: U.S.
Comment: This is a pretty small recall compared to typical industry recalls, and it appears they caught the problem fairly quickly. It is another case where a component of the fuel system in a utility vehicle is the issue. The RSX860i was introduced in June 2015.