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John Deere issues Gator UTV recall

John Deere has issued a recall on approximately 8,500 Gator UTVs due to an increased crash hazard. It was found that the dust boot on the throttle cable can come loose, meaning the affected vehicle may not slow down or stop, posing a injury or crash hazard.

This recall involves John Deere Gator Utility Vehicles with model number XUV590i or XUV590i S4 printed on the hood and the “John Deere” and “Gator” brand names printed on the cargo box. The serial number, located on the frame on the rear of the machine above the hitch, begins with 1M0590 and fall within the ranges on the chart below. The recalled utility vehicles come in several colors and have four-wheel suspension with side-by-side seating for two or four people depending on model.

Model

Serial Number Range

XUV590I

1M0590T+++M010001 - 20742

XUV590I S4

1M0590F+++M010001 - 20277

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled vehicles directly.

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 for more information.

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