October 1, 2016

John Deere recalls lawn tractors

John Deere has recalled lawn and garden tractor models X710, X730, X734, X738 and X739 with serial numbers beginning with 1M0X.

The tractor’s reverse implement option (RIO) system can fail, posing a laceration hazard to bystanders. RIO is a safety system that shuts off power to the mower blades when the machine is placed into reverse. Consumers should contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled lawn and garden tractors directly.

 No injuries have been reported from the 166 affected tractors sold in Canada.