2012 Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor Recall

  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall Alert

Recall Date: March, 13, 2012

Recall Number:

Hydrostatic Lawn Tractors Recalled by Hydro-Gear Due to Crash Hazard (Recall Alert)

Recall Summary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Lawn Tractors

Hazard: A drive gear in the lawn tractor’s hydrostatic transaxle can fail, posing a crash hazard to consumers.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn tractors and contact the toll-free Hotline for instructions on obtaining a repair from an authorized service provider.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, please contact Cub Cadet toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms’ website at www.cubcadet.com. Consumers can also visit Hydro-Gear’s website at www.hydro-gear.com.

Tractor Idenification Photo and Sample DOM label:

(Located under seat)

Transaxle Idenification Photo and Sample Transaxle label:

Recall Details

Units: About 2,200


This recall involves Cub Cadet lawn tractors sold with Hydro-Gear model 618-0319 and 618-04270B transaxles. Lawn tractors included in this recall have dates of manufacture (DOM) ranging from January 2011 through March 2011. The DOM can be found on a label on the underside of the seat. Affected transaxles have serial numbers whose first four digits range between 0333 and 0348. Transaxle model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the transaxle.

Cub Cadet lawn tractors with the recalled transaxles are:

Mower Brand Mower Type Mower Model No. Hydro-Gear Transaxle Part No. Transaxle Serieal No. (1st four digits)
Cub Cadet LTX 1045 13WX91AT010 13WX91AT056 618-0319 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet LTX 1046KW 13WG91AT010 618-0319 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet LTX 1046M 13WP91AT009 618-0319 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet LTX 1050KH 13WQ91AP009 618-0319 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet LTX 1050KW 13WF91AP010 13WF91AP056 618-0319 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet SLTX 1050 13WQ92AP010 618-04270B 0333 thru 0348
Cub Cadet SLTX 1054 13WK92AK009 13WK92AK010 13WK92AK056 618-04270B 0333 thru 0348

Incidents/Injuries:None reported.

Sold At: Lawn and Garden retailers nationwide from January 2011 through January 2012 for about $1900 - $2800.

Manufacturer: Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership, of Sullivan, Ill.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.


Cub Cadet Tractor Identification Photo and Sample DOM Label:

Transaxle Identification Photo and Sample Transaxle Label:


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.


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