John Deere recalls 4,700 Gators for fire hazard

Publish Date: 
Feb 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, John Deere is recalling about 4,700 John Deere Gator RSX850i Base, Sport and Trail side-by-sides.

According to the recall notice, the vehicles’ oil filter can leak, posing a fire hazard. Pinholes or cracks have been identified in oil filters installed by the engine supplier. The filters were not manufactured to specification.

John Deere has received four reports of incidents resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported.

Gator models with the below serial numbers are included in the recall. The serial number is on the rear frame above the receiver hitch.

Model Serial Number Range
RSX850i Base 1M0850TB++M010009 through 1M0850TB++M010778
RSX850i Sport 1M0850TS++M010001 through 1M0850TS++M012077
RSX850i Trail 1M0850TT++M010001 through 1M0850TT++M012867

Consumers are being told to stop using the recalled vehicles and to contact a John Deere dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled vehicles directly.

Posted by Arlo Redwine