On November 4, 2021, Kubota Tractor Corp. recalled around 48,875 of its RTV-X1100C model utility vehicles due to crash and injury hazards caused by defective floor mats. The recall notice indicates that the floor mats of these Kubota utility vehicles can warp and/or degrade over time and interfere with the throttle pedal. The recall involves the model year 2013 through 2021 base model Kubota RTV-X1100C Utility Vehicles with serial numbers ranging from 10001 through 67546. The model and serial numbers are located on a data plate on the side of the unit. These utility vehicles were sold at authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from April 2013 through September 2021 and cost between $21,300 and $22,950.
Kubota has advised customers to immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized Kubota dealer to discuss their options. If the dealer determines that the floormat is warped or degraded, the customer will receive a new floormat installed by the dealer that will be secured by rivets to the floor. If the floormat is not warped or degraded, the dealer will modify the existing floormat by trimming the mat and then securing it with rivets. Kubota is also contacting all known customers directly. Kubota has already received a report of a loss of control resulting in black eyes and minor bruising. If you have been injured while operating a utility vehicle or side-by-side, the lawyers at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner are experienced in handling these cases and are ready to help.