John Deere recalls 7,000 tractors made in Grovetown

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 7:11 PM
Last updated 9:44 PM
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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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bubbasauce 08/17/13 - 07:44 am
They need to do a recall on

They need to do a recall on their lawn mowers. I purchased an X304 five years ago and it has practically fell apart. Seat torn to threads, plastic hood that has cracked in many places and the mower deck has holes in it from the very thin metal it was made from. I will not recommended these lawnmowers to anyone. Now it is in the shop with transmission repair. I try to buy " Made in USA " products when possible so I went and bought a Craftsman lawnmower! No more John Deere for me.

TakeAHike 08/19/13 - 12:43 pm
Where was the part made?

Where was the part made?

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