November 23, 2010
Cub Cadet Recalls Utility Vehicles Due to Risk of Loss of Control
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Cub Cadet Volunteer utility vehicles
Units: About 200
Manufacturer: MTD Consumer Group Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: The front lower ball joint can detach and cause a loss of steering control. This poses a crash hazard for consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves four-wheel drive Cub Cadet Volunteer gasoline-powered utility vehicle. Model numbers included in the recall are 37BB475H710, 37BC465D710, 37BC466D710, 37BK466D710, 37BK46GD710, 37BM466D710, 37BM467D710 and 37BM46GD710. The serial number range is 1C290Z50001 through 1D280Z50007. Serial numbers included in the recall have a "C" or "D" in the second position and a "0" as the fifth digit. Model and serial numbers are printed on a plate located under the driver's seat. "Cub Cadet" is printed on the hood.
Sold at: Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from April 2010 through September 2010 for between $6,800 and $9,800.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact their local Cub Cadet dealer to schedule a free repair. Cub Cadet is contacting all known consumers.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Cub Cadet toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.cubcadet.com