Improperly torqued front cab support bolts can fail during a rollover

By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs

November 5, 2019

PhotoDeere & Company of Moline, Ill., is recalling about 8,500 John Deere 4044R, 4052R and 4066R compact utility tractors sold in the U.S., and Canada.

Front cab support bolts that were torqued improperly during manufacturing can fail during a rollover, posing a crushing injury hazard to the operator.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves green and yellow compact utility tractors with John Deere and the model numbers 4044R, 4052R or 4066R printed on the hood.

Each of the recalled compact utility tractors has a 17-digit serial number located on the right side of the frame above the front axle.

Each serial number included in the recall begins with 1LV and ends with a six-digit number that falls within the ranges below:

ModelSerial Number Range

4044R 400284 – 401619

4052R 400381 403424

4066R 401588 – 407220

The tractors, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from October 2016, through September 2019, for between $40,000 and $50,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled compact utility tractors and contact an authorized John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, or online at www.deere.com and click on Recalls on the drop-down menu under Parts & Services at the top of the page for more information.

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