John Deere 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 Series Compact Utility Tractor

Starting date:
August 14, 2013

Posting date:
August 14, 2013

Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall

Subcategory:
Outdoor Living

Source of recall:
Health Canada

Issue:
Product Safety

Audience:
General Public

Identification number:
RA-34957

Affected products
John Deere 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 Series Compact Utility Tractor
Product description

This recall involves John Deere Compact Utility Tractor 1000, 2000, 3000 & 4000 series manufactured by Deere & Company in the United States between February 15 and June 11, 2013. The tractors are green and yellow with a foldable black, metal rollover protection bar that extends above the operator's head. The model number is on the hood. The vehicle identification number (VIN) and date code are located on the right hand side of the frame above the front axle.

Only utility tractors with the below model, VIN and date codes are included in this recall.

Utility Tractors affected by this recall:
Model Vehicle identification number Date codes
1023E 310006 to 310083 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
1025R 111788 to 116214 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
2025R 110121 to 110202 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
2032R 110008 to 110283 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
2320H 712151 to 712593 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
2520H 811702 to 811703 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
2720H 511543 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
3320H 910198 to 910700 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
3320P 910129 to 910299 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
3520H 910239 to 910579 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
3520P 910098 to 910188 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
3720H 910181 to 910429 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
4120H 916152 to 916350 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
4120P 916013 to 916014 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
4320H 916166 to 916420 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
4320P 916036 to 916112 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
4520H 916127 to 916276 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
4520P 916034 to 916135 15Feb13 to 11Jul13
4720H 916129 to 916919 15Feb13 to 11Jul13

Hazard identified

The spring locking pin used to retain the foldable Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) pin may not meet specification. If the spring locking pin breaks, the ROPS pin may not be retained and fall out. Without the ROPS pin in place the ROPS could fail in the event of a rollover. The spring locking pin is located at the folding roll over protection joint at the back of the tractor above the lights.

Deere & Company and Health Canada has received no reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these compact utility tractors.
Number sold

Approximately 203 of the recalled compact utility tractors were sold in Canada at John Deere dealers nationwide.

Approximately 7,750 of the recalled products were sold in the United States.
Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from February 15, 2013 to June 11, 2013 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.
Companies

Manufacturer
Deere & Company
Moline
Illinois
UNITED STATES

Images (select thumbnail to enlarge)
The spring locking pin is located at the folding roll over protection joint at the back of the tractor above the lights
The vehicle identification number (VIN) and date code are located on the right hand side of the frame above the front axle.

What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled utility vehicles immediately and contact the nearest John Deere dealer to make arrangements to have the compact utility tractor repaired. This service will be performed at no cost to the customer.

For more information, consumers may contact Deere & Company at 1-800-537-8233 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday and between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.