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2004 News Releases and Information


Date: September 2004
Dear John Deere Customer:

In voluntary cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Deere & Company is recalling certain John Deere GX85 and SX85 Riding Mowers.

PROBLEM: The fuel tank may crack and leak fuel presenting a potential for fire or burn injuries.

PRODUCT: John Deere GX and SX85 Riding Mowers with the following model and serial numbers.

Model Serial Numbers
GX85 M0GX85X145887 through 149328
SX85 M0SX85X125374 through 126508

WHAT TO DO: Stop using your riding mower immediately and contact your nearest John Deere dealer to schedule a time to have your fuel tank replaced at no charge to you. Until your mower is repaired PUSH the mower to a location outside the basement or garage and away from any structures.

We hope this recall will not cause you any undue inconvenience. Our efforts are intended to ensure your continued satisfaction with John Deere products and safe operation of your Riding Mower.

If you have any questions, please contact the Customer Communications Center at


John Deere Worldwide Commercial and Consumer Equipment Division
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I wonder if the same company made these tanks that made the ones a couple of years ago that caused recalls for several manufactures. :truth:

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