The dampers installed on the steering system of the mower can prevent the control levers from returning to the neutral position and the Operator Presence switch will not activate and stop the engine and blades, posing crash and laceration hazards to the operator or bystanders.
This recall involves Bobcat-branded and Kubota-branded stand-on zero-turn lawnmowers. The Bobcat stand-on zero-turn lawnmowers are black and white with the Bobcat name and logo on an orange background. They also have orange wheel wells. The Kubota stand-on zero-turn lawnmowers are orange and black with the Kubota name in white and orange wheel wells. The following model and serial numbers, located on the right side of the frame just above the operator platform, are included in this recall.
|ZS4036||999400100961 thru 999400100973 999400100975 thru 999400101046 999400101049 thru 999400101053 999400101055|
|9994001AU80157 thru 9994001AU80165
9994001AU80168 thru 9994001AU80169
|ZS4048||999400201096 thru 999400201170|
|9994002AU00141 thru 9994002AU00145|
|ZS4052||999400301247 thru 999400301380 999400301382 thru 999400301385 999400301387 thru 999400301397|
|ZS4061||999400400750 thru 999400400822 999400400826 thru 999400400831 999400400833 thru 999400400834 999400400836 thru 999400400838|
|9994004AU00111 thru 9994004AU00112|
|SZ19NC-36-2||14490 thru 14517
14618 thru 14620
14678 thru 14679
14803 thru 14818
14835 thru 14850
14856 thru 14857
14922 thru 14927
15051 thru 15062
14401 thru 14412
14566 thru 14568
14666 thru 14677
14695 thru 14700
14706 thru 14711
14790 thru 14796
14858 thru 14869
14928 thru 14931
15030 thru 15044
|SZ26NC-52-2||14429 thru 14446
14466 thru 14471
14484 thru 14489
14577 thru 14609
14692 thru 14694
14701 thru 14705
14712 thru 14717
14780 thru 14783
14872 thru 14888
14944 thru 14967
14992 thru 15007
|SZ26NC-61-2||14417 thru 14425
14475 thru 14483
14622 thru 14643
14763 thru 14771
14893 thru 14904
14971 thru 14991
15014 thru 15026
|SZ19-36-2CAD||14558 thru 14565, 14801|
|SZ22-48-2CAD||14569 thru 14576, 14870 thru 14871, 15045|
|SZ26-61-2CAD||15009 thru 15013, 15029|
Name of Product: Bobcat-branded and Kubota-branded stand-on zero-turn lawnmowers
Recall Date: October 26, 2023
Recall Number: 24-706
Hazard: The dampers installed on the steering system of the mower can prevent the control levers from returning to the neutral position and the Operator Presence switch will not activate and stop the engine and blades, posing crash and laceration hazards to the operator or bystanders.
Sold At: Bobcat and Kubota dealers nationwide from March 2023 through August 2023 for between $9,300 and $11,300.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawnmowers and contact Doosan Bobcat North America or Kubota Tractor Corp for a free inspection and repair. The firms are contacting all known purchasers directly.
Units: About 830 (In addition, about 30 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Directions and Contact
What Do I Do if My Product is Recalled?
Doosan Bobcat North America (for Bobcat lawnmowers) toll-free at 800-743-4340 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or online at https://www.bobcat.com/na/en/parts-service/service/recalls or www.bobcat.com and click on Recalls for more information. Kubota Tractor Corp. (for Kubota lawnmowers) at 888-458-2682 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at https://kubotaservice.my.site.com/public/contactform or https://www.kubotausa.com/service-support/safety/safety-notices for more information.
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