Kubota Tractor Corp. is recalling approximately 48,875 of its RTV-X1100C utility vehicles due to crash and injury hazards posed by defective floor mats, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The floor mats on the recalled utility vehicles can warp or degrade, interfering with the throttle pedal, the recall report states.
“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an Authorized Kubota dealer,” states the CPSC. “If the floormat is warped or degraded, consumers will receive a new floormat installed by the dealer that will be secured by rivets to the floor. If the utility vehicles floormat is not warped or degraded, the dealer will complete a modification to the existing floormat by trimming the mat and then securing it by rivets to the floor.”
According to the report, the recall involves model year 2013 through 2021 base model Kubota RTV-X1100C Utility Vehicles. Specific models may include an additional letter after the “C” (for example, 1100CR). Recalled units have serial numbers ranging from 10001 through 67546. The model number is on the side of the unit and on the data plate also on the side of the unit; the serial number is also on the data plate.
The company is contacting all known consumers directly. Kubota has received one report of a loss of control that resulted in black eyes and minor bruising.
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