Deere & Company, of Moline, Illinois is recalling about 68,300 of the John Deere Crossover Gator™ utility vehicles because
John Deere has received 9 reports of loss of steering control. There have been no injuries reported, but the problem poses a crash hazard.
According to the recall notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on December 21, 2017:
The steering shaft can separate from the steering rack assembly and result in a loss of vehicle steering control, posing a crash hazard.”
The recall involves John Deere S4 Crossover Gator utility vehicles models XUV825, XUV825 S4, XUV855, and XUV855 that are equipped with power steering and seating for 2 or 4 passengers.
The model number and “John Deere” are printed on the side of the vehicle. The serial number begins with 1M0825 or 1M0855 and is located on the passenger side of the frame under the cargo box.
The recalled utility vehicles were sold at John Deere stores nationwide from March 2012 through November 2017 for $13,400 to $16,100.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact John Deere dealer for a free repair.
For more information, consumers can 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.”