About 20,000 Kubota RTV-XG850 Model Utility Vehicles have been recalled due to the vehicle’s steering shaft shearing at or near the electric power steering housing, and cause the driver to lose control.
Kubota has received five reports of incidents worldwide of steering shaft shearing. No injuries or deaths have been reported.
This recall involves model year 2018 through 2022 base model Kubota RTV-XG850 Utility Vehicles, known as the “Sidekick.” “Sidekick” and/or the model number are on the side of the utility vehicle. Data plates on the side of the recalled vehicles have the model number and serial numbers ranging from 10001-50018, X0001-X0139, and Y0001-Y1312.
The vehicles were sold at authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from June 2018 through October 2022 for between $14,700 and $16,900.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized Kubota dealer to schedule a free inspection and free repair. Kubota is contacting all known purchasers directly.