John Deere recalls 7,000 tractors made in Grovetown

John Deere is recalling 7,000 of its compact utility tractors because of weak spring locking pins in the rollover protective system.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall Wednesday involving 19 models of John Deere 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 series compact tractors. The tractors are built at the company’s Grovetown plant.

The tractors are sold nationwide, and are priced between $11,500 and $35,700.

The recall says that tractors built between February and July use the faulty pins, which can break and cause the rollover protection system to fail.

So far, John Deere has received three reports of broken spring locking pins and has reported two cases of pins failing in the assembly process, according to the CPSC. No injuries have been reported.

Owners are being asked to stop using the tractors and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair.

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