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Recall: Utility Vehicles Pose Crash Hazard


By Naomi Millán Grounds Management
Three quarters photo of a green and yellow John Deere utility vehicle with seating for four.

John Deere has recalled about 4,700 Gator utility vehicles because the throttle cable can stick if the powertrain hardware comes loose. This issue could make it difficult to stop the vehicle, posing a crash hazard. John Deere has received two reports of stuck throttle cables, with no resulting injuries, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall 18-766.

The Gator models included in the recall are XUV590 and XUV590 S4. The serial number is located on the frame on the rear of the machine above the hitch and begins with 1M0590. The recalled models have side-by-side seating for two or four people. They were sold between September 2017 and August 2018.

Facility managers affected by this recall should stop using the utility vehicles immediately and contact John Deere for a free inspection and repair. John Deere can be reached at (800) 537-8233 or at www.deere.com.

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor, Building Operating Management.

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