Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

John Deere Recalls Gator Utility Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Utility Vehicles

Hazard: The oil filter can leak, posing a fire hazard. Pinholes or cracks have been identified in oil filters installed by the engine supplier which were not manufactured to specification.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Deere and Company; at (800) 537-8233, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or www.johndeere.com and click on Services & Support for more information.

Units: About 4,700

Description: This recall involves John Deere Gator RSX850i Base, Sport and Trail model recreational utility vehicles manufactured between May 2012 and October 2012. They have side-by-side seating for two people and were available in Realtree® Hardwoods™ HD Camo, olive and black, or traditional green and yellow. RSX850i is located on the hood. The serial number is on the rear frame above the receiver hitch. Utility vehicles with the following serial numbers are included in this recall:


Serial Number Range

RSX850i Base

1M0850TB++M010009 thru 1M0850TB++M010778

RSX850i Sport

1M0850TS++M010001 thru 1M0850TS++M012077

RSX850i Trail

1M0850TT++M010001 thru 1M0850TT++M012867


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

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact a John Deere dealer to schedule a free inspection and free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled utility vehicles directly.

Sold at:
John Deere dealers nationwide from August 2012 through January 2013 for between $12,900 and $15,500.

Manufacturer: Deere & Company of Moline, Ill.

Manufactured in: United States