I know I'm late to the game but I haven't been able to use my new Hustler in at least 2 months because of how dry we've been here lately. Because of that I never acted on the recall. The good news is that it's started raining for the last week and now the grass is starting to turn green from brown. I called my dealer today and they are going to send a guy out next week to get this fixed. Big thanks to both Hustler and Valley Farm Equipment!