John Deere recalling more than 68,000 utility vehicles for potential steering loss

  • Dealernews wires
  • Dec 26, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – John Deere is recalling more than 68,000 Crossover Gator utility vehicles, because the steering shaft can separate from the steering rack assembly, resulting in a loss of vehicle steering control, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced.

The recall involves 68,300 John Deere XUV825, XUV825 S4, XUV855 and XUV855 S4 Crossover Gator utility vehicles equipped with power steering, sold from March 2012 through November 2017. 

John Deere said it is contacting purchasers directly.

Deere said it has received nine reports of steering loss, but no injuries have been reported.

CPSC’s number for this recall is 18-709.

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