Kawasaki Motors Recalls Lawn Equipment Engines Over Fire Hazards


Kawasaki Motors USA has announced a recall of approximately 68,500 engines used in lawn and garden equipment from brands like Bad Boy Mowers, BigDog, Bobcat, Cub Cadet, Hustler, John Deere, and Kubota.

The engines can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. An additional 900 units in Canada are also affected.

The recall includes models from 2021 to 2023, specifically FJ400D, FS600V, FS651V, FX691V, FX730V, FX801V, FX850V, and FXT00V. The engine model and serial numbers can be found on the engine fan housing, with a full list available on Kawasaki’s website.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled equipment and contact Kawasaki or the respective mower manufacturer for a free repair. Kawasaki and the mower manufacturers are reaching out to known purchasers directly. The recall involves various models, including the Bad Boy Rebel and Rogue, BigDog Stout MP, Bobcat ZT6000 and ZT7000, Cub Cadet ZTX-6, Hustler FasTrak SDX, John Deere Z760R and Gator utility vehicles, and Kubota Z726XKW.

The issue came to light after Kawasaki received eight reports of fires caused by the engines, though no injuries have been reported. The affected products were sold by Kawasaki and various dealers nationwide from April 2021 through December 2023, priced between $4,000 and $15,500.

Customers can contact Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA at 866-836-4463 or visit their website for more information. Owners of specific brands can refer to the respective company’s contact information provided. For instance, Bad Boy Mowers owners should visit the provided link to confirm if their mower is affected, while John Deere owners should contact Deere & Company directly.

You can find a full list of serial numbers of the recalls at www.kawasakienginesusa.com/product-recall.html.

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