John Deere is recalling about 4,700 Gator RSX850i Base, Sport and Trail models because of an issue with their oil filters.
Pinholes or cracks have been found in oil filters on the affected units. This can cause a leak, posing a fire hazard. The filters were installed by the engine supplier and not manufactured to specification. To see the serial numbers of the recalled units, click here.
John Deere has received four reports of fires caused by the oil filter leak. No injuries have been reported. The OEM is contacting all owners of registered units and recommending an inspection and repair at their local dealerships.