Deere & Company recalls utility vehicles

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: John Deere Gator Utility Vehicles

Units: About 5,400

Manufacturer: Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.

Hazard: The brake calipers in the front of the utility vehicles may have been installed incorrectly, causing the vehicle to pull to one side during braking. This poses an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the XUV and HPX Gator utility vehicles made by John Deere with model and serial numbers included below. These are four-wheeled vehicles with a cargo box. "John Deere", "Gator", "HPX" and "XUV" are printed on the side of the cargo box. The following model and serial numbers can be found on the serial number plate on the frame of the vehicle.


Serial Number

XUV 620i Gas


XUV 620i Gas


XUV 850D Diesel


XUV 850D Diesel


HPX 4X4 Diesel


HPX 4X4 Gas


Sold by: John Deere dealers nationwide from June 2007 through September 2007 for between $8,500 and $10,600.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop operating the recalled utility vehicles immediately and contact an authorized John Deere dealer in their area to schedule a free inspection. The company will provide free repair, if needed. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact John Deere at (800) 537-8233 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at