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If you own a John Deere utility vehicle, you may be interested in a recent recall issued by the company. Earlier this week, John Deere announced a recall of more than 4,000 Gator utility vehicles sold in the U.S. after the company discovered a “hardware problem that could cause crashes.”

According to the recall notice, John Deere is recalling about “4,700 XUV590 and XUV590 S4 Gator utility vehicles sold in the U.S., along with about 200 that were sold in Canada.” The vehicles were sold between September 2017 and August 2018 for between $10,000 and $13,000. Click here for a complete list of the serial numbers included in the recall.

Image of the Recalled John Deere Utility Vehicle
Recalled John Deere Utility Vehicle; image courtesy of the CPSC, https://www.cpsc.gov/

What kind of hardware problem is there, though? Well, according to the company, the “powertrain hardware can come loose, causing the throttle to stick.” When this happens, drivers may not be able to stop their vehicles, resulting in crashes.

The company decided to recall the utility vehicles after receiving “two reports of the throttle cable sticking.” Fortunately, no injuries have been reported so far, but vehicle owners are still urged not to use the recalled vehicles. If you own one of the recalled vehicles, contact a John Deere dealer “for a free inspection and repair.”

If you have additional questions or concerns about the recall, contact John Deere at 800-537-8233 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT or visit deere.com.

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Crash hazard prompts John Deere recall of Gator utility vehicles

John Deere recalls Gator utility vehicles

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