|June 11, 2008
MTD Recalls Utility Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Cub Cadet 4x4 EFI Volunteer Utility Vehicles
Units: About 700
Manufacturer: MTD, of Brownsville, Tenn.
Hazard: Excessive heat can cause the wiring harness to melt. This defect can result in a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: MTD has received five reports of heat damage to the vehicle. There have been no reports of personal injury.
Description: The recalled utility vehicle is a four-wheel drive vehicle with “Cub Cadet, Tracker Edition” printed on the side panel. This vehicle has roll over protection and an open cargo bed in the back with “Volunteer” printed on the side. It is equipped with a Kohler electronic fuel-injected engine. The model/serial plate is located under the driver's seat.
Sold at: Cub Cadet dealerships and Bass Pro retail outlets nationwide under the Cub Cadet brand name from March 2008 through April 2008 for between $9,700 and $10,500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact their Cub Cadet dealership to have their utility vehicle serviced at no charge. All known consumers have been contacted. Each reworked utility vehicle has a green “X” label on the model/serial tag.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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