Cub Cadet recently announced the recall of approximately 4,000 2016 Cub Cadet Challenger CX500, CX700 and CX750 Crew utility vehicles. Air in the brake system can cause brake failure and pose a crash hazard to drivers or bystanders. Cub Cadet has received 80 reports of brake failures but no reports of injuries. Consumers should immediately stop using the vehicles and contact their Cub Cadet dealer for a free repair.
While not a large recall in relation to typical UTV recalls, this recall is large for a smaller volume brand such as Cub Cadet. In addition, these vehicles are part of their newest Challenger line which the company has used to revive their utility vehicle product offerings.
The following is information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Name of product: Cub Cadet 2016 Challenger utility vehicles
Hazard: Air in the brake system can cause brake failure, posing a crash hazard to the user or bystander.
Recall date: July 6, 2017
Recall number: 17-753
Description: This recall involves four-wheel drive Cub Cadet 2016 Challenger utility vehicles. Model numbers included in the recall are: CX500 (37AW7CKD010, 37AW7CKD710, 37AW7CLD010, 37AW7CLD710, 37AW7CMD710, 37AW7CND710); CX700 (37AX7CKD010, 37AX7CKD710, 37AX7CLD010, 37AX7CLD710, 37AX7CMD710, 37AX7CND710); and CX750 Crew (37AY8CKD710, 37AY8CLD710, 37AY8CMD710, 37AY8CND710). The utility vehicles were sold in yellow, red, blue and camouflage. The recalled vehicles were manufactured between March 2016 through November 2016. A label located under the driver’s seat lists the model number and the month and year of manufacture.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact an authorized Cub Cadet dealer or Cub Cadet customer service to arrange for a free repair.
Incidents/Injuries: Cub Cadet has received 80 reports of brake failure. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Independent Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from March 2016 through May 2017 for between $8,500 to $9,500.
Manufacturer(s): Hisun Motors Corp. U.S.A., of McKinney, Texas
Manufactured In: China
Units: About 4,000