Kubota Tractor Corporation has issued a recall of approximately 23,400 units when it was found that the steering shaft can break and potentially cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle, posing an injury hazard due to risk of collision.
This recall involves model year 2013, 2014 and 2015 Kubota RTV400 and RTV500 series gas-powered utility vehicles. Recalled utility vehicles come in orange and camouflage and have serial numbers ranging from 10001 to 22042 for the RTV400 and 25083 to 40991 for the RTV500. The model is on the side of the unit and on the data plate on the back of the cab, between the cab and the bed. The serial number is also on the data plate.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized Kubota dealer for a free inspection and a free repair. Kubota is contacting known customers directly.
Kubota Tractor Corporation can be reached at 800/752-0290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.kubota.com and click on More, then Safety, then Safety Notices for more information.