Toro Riding Mowers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard – Consumers Beware!

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The Toro Company (“Toro”) recently issued a voluntary recall for approximately 2,600 Toro Z Master Riding Mowers in the United States. The recall will provide repairs for a defect affecting the riding mowers’ traction drive belts that pose a potential fire hazard to consumers.

Specifically, the recall affects 2012 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers. These mowers have “Toro” and “2000 series” printed on the side, with “Z Master Commercial” on the front. Toro has announced that the units subject to recall are as follows: model number 74141 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000784; model number 74143 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000887; and model number 74145 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312001178. Model and serial numbers can be found on a metal plate located at the front of the mower, below the riding seat, on the left-hand side. Potentially affected models were sold in red and black at Toro dealers nationwide from January 2012 through August 2012 for between $7,700 and $8,700.

Toro has revealed that the traction drive belt in defective riding mowers wears through the mower’s fuel tank, which in turn causes fuel to leak, creating a significant fire hazard. Toro has already received reports of incidents stemming from this defect. Owners of 2012 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers bearing any of the model and serial number combinations listed above, are advised to immediately stop any and all use of the recalled mowers until Toro can provide repairs for the defect. Owners can contact a Toro dealer to schedule a repair free of charge and/or check if the repair has already been implemented to the mower.

If own a lemon 2012 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mower, and you have experienced any problems with your traction drive belt and/or fuel leakage, do not delay in consulting with the experienced lemon law attorneys at Consumer Law Experts.  Our lemon law experts will provide you with a fast and free case evaluation.  Call us today!