John Deere Recalls Some 4M and 4R Compact Utility Tractors Due to Injury Risk

John Deere is recalling certain 4M and 4R Compact Utility Tractors because of a possible injury risk, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Rear wheel spacer bolts that were torqued improperly during manufacturing can cause the wheel to fall off during use, the agency reports. This can result in the tractor overturning, posing an injury hazard to the operator. John Deere has received one report of a wheel falling off; no injuries have been reported.

Recalled John Deere 4M & 4R compact utility tractor – open station
Wheel spacer in the recalled John Deere 4M and 4R series compact utility tractors

The recall involves John Deere compact utility tractors with model numbers 4044M, 4044R, 4052M, 4052R, 4066M or 4066R printed on the hood. “John Deere” is also printed on the hood.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tractors and contact an authorized John Deere dealer for a free inspection and repair of the wheel mounting bolts, the agency reports. John Deere is contacting all known purchasers directly.

The recalled compact utility tractors were sold in green and yellow and come in both open operator station and cab configurations. The serial number is located on the frame on the front right side of the machine near the engine and begins with 1LV. A list of serial numbers included in this recall is available at

For more information, contact: Deere & Company at 800/537-8233, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday; or online at and click on “product recall information” on the drop-down menu under “Services & Support.”


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