John Deere XUV835 Recall Summary
John Deere is recalling nearly 20,000 XUV835 Gator utility vehicles because the plastic sheathing on the throttle cable can melt and cause the throttle to stick. The underlying issue is improperly routed throttle cables. The recall covers models sold from November 2017 through July, 2019. Consumers should immediately stop using the vehicles and contact their local John Deere dealer for a free inspection and repair. The following recall details are from the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
Name of product: John Deere XUV835 Gator utility vehicles
Hazard: The plastic sheathing on the throttle cable can melt due to improper routing, causing the throttle to stick. This could result in the operator not being able to stop the vehicle, posing a crash hazard.
Recall date: September 4, 2019
Units: About 19,730 (In addition, about 840 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves John Deere Gator utility vehicles with model number “XUV835” printed on the hood. “John Deere” and “Gator” are printed on the cargo box. The serial number is located on the frame directly above right front tire and begins with 1M0835 and falls within the ranges on the chart below. The recalled utility vehicles were sold in green and yellow, olive drab and camouflage and have side-by-side seating for two or three people, depending on the seat option.
Serial Number Range
1M0835ExxxM010001 – 1M0835ExxxM020413
1M0835MxxxM010001 – 1M0835MxxxM022741
1M0835RxxxM010001 – 1M0835RxxxM023115
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact an authorized John Deere dealer for a free inspection and repair of improperly routed throttle cables. John Deere is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Incidents/Injuries: John Deere has received reports of nine incidents. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: John Deere dealers nationwide from November 2017 through July 2019 for between $13,860 and $22,930.
Manufacturer(s): Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.
Manufactured In: U.S.
Recall number: 19-776
This is a large recall relative to the total sales of John Deere gator utility vehicles, even though the sales stretch over nearly two years. There have been a number of throttle related recalls in the industry the last year including a smaller Gator XUV590 recall. This and other recalls continues the disturbing trend of a relatively high number of recalled vehicles in relation to annual industry sales. Smallvehicleresource.com maintains a list of small, task-oriented vehicle recalls.