The cooling fan installed on top of the front mounted Kawasaki engine in the lawn tractor can break. If the cooling fan is not operational, the engine can overheat causing the surrounding plastic to melt, creating the risk of fire and serious injury.
This recall involves the X300, X300R and X304 series.
They have Kawasaki FS541V engines manufactured between September 20, 2010 and July 21, 2011.
Several serial number ranges are involved.
They were sold at John Deere dealers nation wide from September 2010 to August 2011 for between about $3,000 and $4,000.
Customers should stop using the mowers immediately and contact a John Deere dealer to make arrangements to have the engine cooling fan replaced.
For additional information, contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays ET or visit the firm's Web site at www.johndeere.com