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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

November 19, 2004
Alert #05-512

CPSC, Kubota Announce Recall of Utility Vehicles

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Kubota RTV900 Utility Vehicle

Units: About 16,000

Distributor: Kubota Tractor Corporation, Torrance, Calif.

Hazard: The front hood of the RTV900 utility vehicle can come off during operation, striking the driver or passenger and causing serious personal injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Kubota has received reports of two personal injuries to the face and/or back while people were operating the vehicles.

Description: The RTV900 Utility Vehicles are four-wheel, off-road vehicles with cargo boxes. They are designed for two people to sit side by side. "RTV900" appears on the side of the front hood. The serial number range for the affected vehicles is 10001 through 25883.

Sold at: Authorized Kubota RTV900 Dealers nationwide from January 2004 through October 2004 at a suggested retail price of between $9,899 and $11,199.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.

Remedy: Stop using the recalled vehicles and contact the nearest Kubota RTV900 Dealer to schedule an appointment to have the hood inspected and, if necessary, replaced free of charge.

Consumer Contact: Contact Kubota Tractor Corporation toll-free at (888) 458-2682, Ext. 990 (or 888 4-KUBOTA, Ext. 990) at any time during the week. Consumers also can go to the company's web site at

Picture of Recalled Utility Vehicle

Picture of Recalled Utility Vehicle