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Recall - John Deere Recreational Utility Vehicles

Web posted on January 29, 2013

This joint recall is issued by Deere & Company, as announced by Transport Canada and involves John Deere RSX model GatorTM recreational utility vehicles with model types RSX850i Base 4X4, RSX850i Sport 4X4 and RSX850i 4X4 Trail, manufactured between May 2012 and October 2012.

They have side-by-side seating for two people and were available in Realtree HardwoodsTM HD Camo, olive and black or traditional green and yellow. The model is located on the hood. Only utility vehicles with the below serial numbers are included in this recall. The serial number is on the rear frame above the receiver hitch.

Serial Numbers

>> 1M0850TB++M010009 through 1M0850TB++M010778
>> 1M0850TS++M010001 through 1M0850TS++M012077
>> 1M0850TT++M010001 through 1M0850TT++M012867

The original oil filter installed in the vehicle by the engine supplier may not have been manufactured to specification and may leak. This could lead to oil leaking or spraying onto the exhaust manifold or pipe, creating a risk fire causing injury and/or damage to property.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact the nearest John Deere dealer after 15 February 2013 to make arrangements to have the utility vehicle repaired. This service will be performed at no cost to the customer.


The affected vehicles were manufactured in the United States by Deere & Company of Moline, Illinois, USA. The recalled products were sold from August 2012 to January 2013. Approximately 183 of the recalled utility vehicles were sold in Canada at John Deere dealers nationwide.

Deere & Company has received two reports of incidents related to these products in Canada. Health Canada has received no reports of injuries to Canadians related to the use of these utility vehicles.

For more information, consumers may contact Deere & Company at 1-800-537-8233 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday.

Consumers may also contact Transport Canada at 1-800-333-0371 or view the recall notice onTransport Canada's website.


For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at hc-sc.gc.ca.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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