Recall of Cub Cadet, MTD Gold, and Troy-Bilt Lawn Tractors announced for Transaxle Repair

Lawn tractor recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of certain Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt lawn tractors because the hydrostatic transaxle could fail. This could cause the brakes to stop working and could cause the tractor to crash. Consumers who have the recalled lawn tractors should stop using them until they can get the necessary repair from an authorized dealer.

There are around 2,700 lawn tractors involved in this recall. The lawn tractors were sold nationwide between January 2011 and January 2012 at a retail price around $1,900 to $2,800. The Cub Cadet, MTD Gold and Troy-Bilt that have the Hydro-Gear model 618-0319 and 618-04270B transaxles. The Cub Cadet and the Troy-Bilt models have a date of manufacturing between December 2010 through March 2011. The date the units were manufactured are listed underneath the seat on a label. On the MTD Gold models involved in the recall have serial numbers that begin with 1L15 or 1L16.

The transaxles have the model and serial number located on the transaxle. The serial numbers on the transaxle have the first four digits ranging between 0333 and 0348. See the list below for more information about the model numbers involved in the recall.

Consumers who have the recalled lawn tractors should stop using them until they obtain a repair from an authorized service provider. To find how to get the repair, contact the company toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. More information is available at hydro-gear.com on their recall information page.

BY: N Wilson

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Mower Brand Mower Type Mower Model No. Hydro-Gear
Transaxle Part No.
Transaxle Serial No.
(1st four digits)
Cub Cadet LTX 1045 13WX91AT010
13WX91AT056
618-0319 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet LTX 1046KW 13WG91AT010 618-0319 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet LTX 1046M 13WP91AT009 618-0319 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet LTX 1050KH 13WQ91AP009 618-0319 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet LTX 1050KW 13WF91AP010
13WF91AP056
618-0319 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet SLTX 1050 13WQ92AP010 618-04270B 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet SLTX 1054 13WK92AK009
13WK92AK010
13WK92AK056
618-04270B 0333 thru 0348
Mower Brand Mower Type Mower Model No. Hydro-Gear
Transaxle Part No.
Transaxle Serial No.
(1st four digits)
MTD Gold Hydro 13AP925P004 618-04270B 0333 thru 0348
Mower Brand Mower Type Mower Model No. Hydro-Gear
Transaxle Part No.
Transaxle Serial No.
(1st four digits)
Troy-Bilt TB2450 13WQ92KP066 618-04270B 0333 thru 0348
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