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Toro Z Master recall

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Toroguy, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075


    I heard a blurb on the radio Thursday that Toro was recalling Z Master commercial riders due to fuel vapor leaks to close to exhaust components. Toro is to replace the muffler on affected models. Im not sure which years models or which exact models were covered.
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    Exmark and Dixon also has same problem.

  3. Charles Laws

    Charles Laws LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    For those interested, there is a toll free number so you can check to see if your mower is on the recall list. The number is as follows: 800-225-0578, this was given on the nightly news.

    This is the day the Lord hath made, rejoice and be glad in it.:blush:
  4. marc

    marc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    Toroguy, thanks for the information. This is the first time I had heard of it. I just bought two 286E last oct. and I will be checking to see if it is included in the recall. I am sure that toro will be notifing me soon if it is but it is nice to hear it now before the season starts. Thanks!
  5. jrodgers

    jrodgers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 212

    I have gotten the recall for mine, brought it to the dealer and he didnt even get the new exaust yet to change them. When you see what the new exuast looks like you are going to say"what the h--l". They have to take the exaust off and replace the tail pipe and reroute it so that it comes even closer to the gas tank. Wait until you see it its goofy looking. Toro sent me a coupon for a free set of blades if I get the work done so that was cool......
  6. trimmer

    trimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

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    Important Safety Notice to all Z Master 100 Series Compact ZRT ownersÂ’s
    Affected Models include:
    Model Numbers: Serial Numbers:
    74170 990001-200999999
    74171 990001-200999999
    74172 990001-200999999
    74173 990001-200999999
    74174 990001-200999999
    74175 990001-200999999
    74176 210000001-220000263
    74177 210000001-220000388
    74178 210000001-220000313
    74179 210000001-220000389
    74197 210000001-220000114
    74198 210000001-220000327
    If you are the owner of one or more Toro Z Master 100 Series Compact ZRT commercial mowers as outlined above,
    your mower is affected by a MANDATORY SAFETY REWORK campaign to install a newly designed crossover tail pipe
    In voluntary cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Toro is recalling Z Master 100 Series
    Compact ZRT commercial mowers. Failure to update your unit could expose the operator and/or bystanders to
    the risk of fire and serious personal injury. Do not use your unit until this rework has been completed.
    ISSUE: In an ongoing effort to identify potential ignition sources of fuel vapors, we have determined that an "after bang"
    or "backfire" which might occur during operation or at shutdown of the engine can ignite fuel vapors.
    WHAT TO DO: Stop using your mower immediately. The rework will consist of replacing the existing spark arrester with
    a new crossover tail pipe. The dealer will also inspect and if necessary will replace any fuel tank grommets that shows
    signs of leakage, seepage or weather cracking. A free set of blades will be given to each registered customer
    upon completion of the rework. Warranty will cover the parts and labor cost associated with this campaign.
    Please note that pick-up and delivery allowances have been made for homeowners who cannot transport their unit to
    their local dealer. Please contact the dealer that you purchased your unit from to schedule an appointment to get your
    mower reworked. The necessary parts have most likely already been sent to the dealer where you purchased your unit.
    All of us here at Toro appreciate your patronage and your use of our products. We apologize for any inconvenience that
    this rework may cause you. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact Toro's customer
    service department at 1-800-348-2424.

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