Product Recall Alert

Kubota Recalls Utility Vehicles Due to Injury and Collision Hazards

Defective steering mechanisms can cause the driver to lose steering control, posing injury and collision hazards.

View The Official CPSC Recall Notice


This recall involves model year 2018 through 2022 base model Kubota RTV-XG850 Utility Vehicles, known as the “Sidekick.” “Sidekick” and/or the model number are on the side of the utility vehicle.

Data plates on the side of the recalled vehicles have the model number and serial numbers ranging from:

  • 10001-50018
  • X0001-X0139
  • Y0001-Y1312


Kubota has received five reports of incidents worldwide of steering shaft shearing. No injuries or deaths have been reported.

Recalled Kubota Utility Vehicle Model RTV-XG850GA, Sidekick

Name of Product: Kubota RTV-XG850 Model Utility Vehicles

Recall Date: December 1, 2022

Recall Number: 23-713

Hazard: The utility vehicle’s steering shaft can shear at or near the electric power steering housing, and cause the driver to lose steering control, posing injury and collision hazards.

Sold At: Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from June 2018 through October 2022 for between $14,700 and $16,900.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized Kubota dealer to schedule a free inspection and free repair. Kubota is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Units: About 19,500

Consumer Directions and Contact

What Do I Do if My Product is Recalled?

Kubota Tractor Corporation toll-free at 888-458-2682 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at, Additional information can be found online at or online at, click Service & Support, click Safety, and then view the Safety & Recall Notice.

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