Cub Cadet is recalling about 4,000 2016-model Challenger CX500 and CX700 four-wheel drive utility vehicles. A July 7 report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that air in the brake system can cause brake failure, posing a crash hazard to the user or bystander.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact an authorized Cub Cadet dealer or Cub Cadet customer service to arrange for a free repair.
Cub Cadet has received 80 reports of brake failure. No injuries have been reported. The UTVs were sold at independent Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from March 2016 through May 2017 for between $8,500 to $9,500.
Manufacturer(s): Hisun Motors Corp. U.S.A., of McKinney, Texas
Manufactured In: China
Recall number: 17-753
This recall involves four-wheel drive Cub Cadet 2016 Challenger utility vehicles. Model numbers included in the recall are: CX500 (37AW7CKD010, 37AW7CKD710, 37AW7CLD010, 37AW7CLD710, 37AW7CMD710, 37AW7CND710); CX700 (37AX7CKD010, 37AX7CKD710, 37AX7CLD010, 37AX7CLD710, 37AX7CMD710, 37AX7CND710); and CX750 Crew (37AY8CKD710, 37AY8CLD710, 37AY8CMD710, 37AY8CND710). The utility vehicles were sold in yellow, red, blue and camouflage. The recalled vehicles were manufactured between March 2016 through November 2016. A label located under the driver’s seat lists the model number and the month and year of manufacture.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.