Kubota Off-Road Utility Vehicles Recalled; Carbon Monoxide Hazard
The Kubota Off-Road Utility Vehicle made by the Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation of Gainesville, Georgia, has been voluntarily recalled in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission because carbon monoxide can accumulate in the vehicle cab when the engine is idling and the vehicle is not moving, resulting in carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be deadly. The vehicle at issue is the Kubota RTV500 with cab. It is a 4 x 4 utility vehicle with side-by-side seating for two people, a small cargo bed, and an optional cab.
The Kubota vehicle was made in the United States and is gasoline-powered. It was sold at authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from September 2008 through April 2012 for between $12,900 and $13,200. If you have one of these vehicles and have not been injured, you should contact your Kubota dealer to schedule a free repair of the vehicle, including the installation of a high-velocity exhaust tail pipe, the installation of special seats inside the cab, and a check of the ventilating system.
WHAT DO TO IF YOU’VE BEEN INJURED BY A KUBOTA OFF-ROAD UTILITY VEHICLE
If you have suffered injuries or have had a loved one die from carbon monoxide poisoning due to a Kubota Off-Road Utility Vehicle, you should keep the vehicle in the condition it was in at the time of the injury or death and immediately contact a product liability lawyer.
An experienced firm will involve the participation of experts, designers, engineers, and human factors experts to determine the proper steps to take to effectively represent your interests. Keep the off-road vehicle in a safe and secure place so that your attorney or their firm can take custody of it for proper analysis and examination by the experts.
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