John Deere Recalls 1,700 Compact Utility Tractors

John Deere voluntarily recalled about 1,700 of its 4000 Ten Series compact utility tractors, according to SafetyAlerts. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

SafetyAlerts reports the problem is with the tractor’s transmission. “An internal failure may occur within the Hydrostatic Transmission preventing the transmission from returning to neutral after the pedals are released. This can allow unexpected movement or cause the tractor to continue moving, creating a possible risk of injury to the operator or a bystander.”

For more information, contact John Deere’s Customer Communications Center on (800) 537-8233, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 6:00 pm (Eastern Time), Saturday, 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, or at the John Deere web site at

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