John Deere Recalls Faulty Compact Utility Tractors

Deere & Company of Moline, Ill. recalled about 200 John Deere compact utility tractors due to potential safety risk.

Rear-wheel spacer bolts that were torqued improperly during manufacturing can cause the wheel to fall off during use. This can result in the tractor overturning, posing an injury hazard to the operator.

The firm has received one report of a wheel falling off. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves John Deere compact utility tractors with model numbers 4044M, 4044R, 4052M, 4052R, 4066M or 4066R printed on the hood.

The recalled compact utility tractors were sold in green and yellow and come in both open operator station and cab configurations. “John Deere” is printed on the hood.

The serial number is located on the frame on the front right side of the machine near the engine and begins with 1LV.

The tractors were manufactured in the U.S. and were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide.

The company urges consumers to immediately stop using the recalled tractors and contact an authorized John Deere dealer for a free inspection and repair of the wheel mounting bolts. John Deere is contacting all known purchasers directly.

There have been no reported incidents or injuries to date.

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