|November 9, 2004
CPSC, Deere & Company Announce Recall of Gator HPX Utility Vehicles
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily 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: John Deere Gator HPX Utility Vehicles
Manufacturer: Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.
Hazard: Loss of brake system pressure can decrease the effectiveness of the brakes.
Incidents/Injuries: Deere is aware of 14 instances of replacement of the master brake cylinder due to this problem. There have been no reported injuries.
Description: Gator HPX Utility Vehicles are four wheeled vehicles with a cargo box. The words "John Deere", "Gator" and "HPX" appear on the cargo box. The following model and serial numbers can be found on the serial number plate on the vehicle's frame:
|Model ||Serial Range
|HPX 4X2 Gas
|HPX 4X2 Diesel
|HPX 4X4 Gas
|HPX 4X4 Diesel
|HPX 4X4 Trial
Manufactured in: United States
Sold at: Authorized John Deere dealers nationwide from December 2003 to October 2004 for between $8,000 and $10,600.
Remedy: Consumers should contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair of the master brake cylinder.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact John Deere's Customer Communications Center at (800) 537-8233 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET Saturday, or the John Deere Web site at www.johndeere.com
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