Defective steering mechanisms can cause the driver to lose steering control, posing injury and collision hazards.
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:
Kubota has received five reports of incidents worldwide of steering shaft shearing. No injuries or deaths have been reported.
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 https://www.kubotausa.com/contact/form, Additional information can be found online at www.kubotausa.com/service-support/safety/safety-notices or online at www.kubotausa.com, click Service & Support, click Safety, and then view the Safety & Recall Notice.
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