Exmark Recalls Quest Zero-Turn Riding Mowers

The steering assembly on the Quest mower can fail and cause operators to lose steering, posing a crash hazard.

Exmark Quest Mower

Exmark has recalled several thousand of its Quest zero-turn riding mowers. The steering assembly on the mower can fail and cause riders to lose steering, posing a crash hazard.

This recall affects roughly 5,300 machines in the United States and 40 in Canada. Machines affected are 2009 and 2010 model year Exmark Quest ZRT mid-mount riding mowers. The mowers are red and gray. Exmark is printed on the side and Quest is printed on the front. The model and serial numbers are on a metal plate behind the seat on the left hand side. The following models and serial number ranges are included:

  • Model number QST20BE422 – Serial number 814303 through 891973 – 42” mowing deck
  • Model number QST22BE482 – Serial number 803664 through 895485 – 48” mowing deck
  • Model number QST24BE522 – Serial number 810131 through 887319 – 52” mowing deck

The mowers were sold at hardware, lawn and garden, rental equipment stores and others nationwide from April 2009 through October 2010 for between $4,600 and $6,000.

There have been nine reported incidents with these riding mowers, including one back injury.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact an Exmark dealer for a free repair.

Roughly two years ago, around 2,200 42-inch Quest riding mowers were also recalled. The hazard at that time was that bearings supporting the riding mower's deck could fail and cause the deck to interfere with the operator's controls, resulting in a crash hazard.

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