Utility vehicles are motorized four-wheeled vehicles used for recreation and driving on rough terrain. Unfortunately, they also have a reputation for being dangerous. Many utility vehicle accidents have resulted in fatalities due to defects in the vehicle. Recently, the Kubota utility vehicle was recalled using the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s fast track process. The recall is being conducted because the floor mats on certain models of the Kubota utility vehicle were found to degrade and warp, and thereby present a danger of interfering with the throttle pedals. If you were injured as the result of a defective Kubota utility vehicle or another utility vehicle, you should give our experienced Chicago product liability lawyers a call. We represent clients around the country who have been harmed by dangerously defective vehicles.
In order to participate in the CPSC’s fast track process, a company needs to be ready to put in place a corrective action plan. This includes a consumer-level recall, such as a replacement, repair, or refund. It needs to be within 20 working days of the initial report of the defect to the CPSC. Sale and distribution of the utility vehicle must stop. In this case, the Kubota was sold around the country from April 2013 through September 2021 for between $21,300 and $22,950.
In order to figure out whether your vehicle was affected, you should check the model number on the data plate on the side of the unit. The recent recall concerns the base model Kubota RTV-X1100C Utility Vehicle. Certain models that have been recalled may include an additional letter after the “C” in the model number. Serial numbers run from 10001 – 67546. If you are a consumer with this vehicle, you should stop using it and get in touched with an authorized dealer.