Kubota Tractor Corporation has recalled 23,400 utility vehicles following multiple reports concerning injury and crash hazards.
About the Kubota Utility Vehicle Recall
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the steering shaft vehicles can break – this breakage can cause the operator to lose control while trying to steer the vehicle. This poses an injury hazard because of the risk of collision it presents.
Kubota has received nine reports of shafts that broke; One consumer lost control of the vehicle and collided with a barbed wire fence, suffering injury.
CPSC highly suggests users immediately stop use of the recalled utility vehicles; also, they suggest consumers contact a Kubota dealer to get both a free inspection of the vehicle and a free repair.
Description of Recalled Kubota Utility Vehicles
The following information was provided by the CPSC:
The recall involves include 2013-2015 model-year Kubota RTV400 and RTV500 series gas-powered utility vehicles.
The recalled vehicles come in the orange and camouflage
Serial numbers range from 10001 to 22042 for the RTV400 and 25083 to 40991 for the RTV50. These can be found on the data plate
The model of the vehicle can be found on the side of the unit and on the data plate on the back of the cab.
The products were sold at authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from 2010 to 2015 for between $21,000 and $22,000