Kawasaki Recalls 68,500 John Deere, Kubota, Other Engines Due to Fire Hazard

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Chicago, IL – Kawasaki Motors USA has announced the recall of 68,500 engines used in various lawn and garden equipment brands, including John Deere and Kubota, due to fire and burn hazards. The recall impacts a range of products from Bad Boy Mowers, BigDog, Bobcat, Cub Cadet, and Hustler, as well.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the affected engines can overheat, posing significant fire risks. Specifically, the recall involves Kawasaki engines installed in mowers and lawn tractors, which were sold between April 2021 and December 2023. Kawasaki has received eight reports of fires related to these engines, although no injuries have been reported so far.

Consumers who own equipment with the recalled engines are advised to immediately stop using them and contact the manufacturer for a free repair. Detailed information on the recall, including specific models and serial numbers, can be found on the respective manufacturers’ websites or by contacting their customer service departments. For instance, John Deere owners should reach out to Deere & Company, while Kubota owners should contact Kubota customer service for further assistance.

This recall underscores the importance of consumer safety and the need for prompt action to prevent potential hazards associated with overheating engines.

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