Lawn Tractor Engines Recalled

By Bryan Mercer

Lawn Tractor Engines Recalled

May 10, 2011 Updated May 10, 2011 at 6:23 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Kohler Recalls Engines Sold with Husqvarna, Cub Cadet, and Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Tractors

About 10,000 of these Kohler Courage Engines were sold at: Lowe’s, Tractor Supply Company stores, and by authorized Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from February 2011 through April 2011 for between $1,500 and $5,700.

A wire connector on the engine can become disconnected causing the operator’s seat switch to fail.

When this happens, the blades will not shut down, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Kohler Courage twin-cylinder engines sold with three brands of lawn tractors: Husqvarna, Cub Cadet, and Troy-Bilt.

The vertical-shaft gasoline engines range in horsepower from 20 to 25.

Engines included in this recall have serial numbers with the first five digits beginning with 41028 through 41056.

Serial numbers can be found on the black engine cover.

Lawn tractors with this engine include:

Cub Cadet
Z-Force S48


Mustang RZT50
Colt RZT42

Consumers should immediately stop using the lawn tractors and contact an authorized Kohler dealer or the retail location where the tractor was purchased for a free inspection and repair.

For additional information, contact Kohler Co. at (800) 451-2294 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.kohlerengines.com

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