John Deere Recalls Compact TractorsOct 1, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
About 90 Deere & Company, of Moline, Illinois John Deere Compact Utility Tractors have been recalled for collision and injury risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
An incorrectly sized differential was installed in the John Deere Compact Utility Tractors’ transaxle, affecting the engagement of the differential lock and causing the tractor to turn to the left when braking. This defect causes the vehicle to veer left when the brake is applied, which poses a risk of collision and injury to the operator and bystanders. To date, no injuries have been reported.
The recalled John Deere Compact Utility Tractors have model numbers 3032E and 3038E painted on the side of the tractor. The serial number plate is on the tractor frame above the front wheel and to the right of the operator. The recalled John Deere Compact Utility Tractors, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold by John Deere dealers nationwide from July 2009 through August 2009 for between $13,000 and $15,000.
The recall includes the following tractor models and serial numbers:
- Tractor Model: 3032E; Serial Numbers: LV3032E111981 - LV3032E111988, LV3032E111990 - LV3032E111993, LV3032E111996, LV3032E111999 - LV3032E11200, LV3032E112003 - LV3032E112019, LV3032E112022 - LV3032E112024, LV3032E112029, LV3032E112031 - LV3032E112032, LV3032E112046 - LV3032E112047, LV3032E112049, LV3032E112052, and LV3032E140285.
- Tractor Model: 3038E; Serial Numbers: LV3038E111798, LV3038E111804 - LV3038E111805, LV3038E111808, LV3038E111810, LV3038E111815, LV3038E111817 - LV3038E111818, LV3038E111820 - LV3038E111823, LV3038E111825 - LV3038E111827, LV3038E111829 - LV3038E111832, LV3038E111835 - LV3038E111840, LV3038E111842, LV3038E111844 - LV3038E111850, LV3038E111853 - LV3038E111854, LV3038E111856, LV3038E111871 - LV3038E111872, LV3038E111875 - LV3038E111876, LV3038E111879 - LV3038E111881, LV3038E111883 - LV3038E111884, LV3038E111888 - LV3038E111889, LV3038E140226, and LV3038E140234.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a John Deere dealer to schedule a free repair. John Deere tractor dealers were notified of this recall; registered owners of the recalled tractors will be contacted directly by the firm. Deere & Company can be reached toll-free at 1-800-537-8233 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, or at the firm’s Web site at www.johndeere.com.