WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Cub Cadet is recalling about 1,300 model year 2015 Cub Cadet Challenger CX500 and Challenger CX700 4WD off-road utility vehicles. The parking brake cable can fail, posing a crash hazard, according to the CPSC.
Cub Cadet has received 22 reports of incidents of the brake cable failing. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage. The vehicles were sold at Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from April 2015 through October 2015 for between $8,500 to $9,500.
The recalled vehicles have two bucket seats, roll bars, a canopy, a two-piece windshield, a 35.5-inch by 44-inch cargo bed and a winch. The vehicles were sold in the colors camouflage and yellow. Challenger utility vehicles with the following model numbers are being recalled. The model number is located under the driver’s seat:
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Cub Cadet dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Cub Cadet is contacting owners of the recalled utility vehicles directly.