Riding Lawn Mowers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

By Bryan Mercer

Riding Lawn Mowers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

April 19, 2011 Updated Apr 19, 2011 at 11:27 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Cub Cadet has recalled about 4,300 of its riding lawn mowers

A fuel leak can occur near the rear mounting screws on the bottom of the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

The recalled 2011 Cub Cadet zero turn riding lawn mowers, intended for both commercial and private use, have yellow and black steel frames.

They sold under the following brand names and model numbers:

Model...............Factory Model Numbers
Cub Cadet Z Force 48 17BF3AGV010
Cub Cadet Z Force 54 17BF3AGX010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 46 17AF5BHH010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 48 17AF5BHB010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 54 17AF5GHC010
Cub Cadet Z-Force-S 60 17AF5GHD010
Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 48 53AH5FJB050
Cub Cadet Z-Force Commercial 60 53AH5FJD050
Cub Cadet Tank L48 53AH8CTB050
Cub Cadet Tank L60 53AH8CTD050

Model number, serial number and date of manufacturer are printed on a label located under the front of the driver’s seat.

The serial number range and date of manufacture (DOM) of affected mowers are 1A101ZXXXXX (DOM 01/2011) through 1C091ZXXXXX (DOM 03/2011). Date of manufacture appears on the label.

The products were sold by Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $3,600 to $7,000.

Owners should immediately stop using the mowers and store them outside.

Consumers should contact their local Cub Cadet dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

For more information, contact Cub Cadet toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.cubcadet.com

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