Toro Announces Recall of 3,700 Z Master® Riding Lawn Mowers Due to Fire Hazard By Tod Aronovitz | 05/29/13 | 0 Comment

The Toro Co., of Bloomington, Minnesota, is recalling 3,700 of its Toro® Z Master® riding lawn mowers due to a fire hazard caused by an idler pulley that can rub against the mower’s fuel tank. Toro has received six reports of incidents, but no injuries have been documented.

The red and black mowers, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold at Toro dealers nationwide and in Canada from January 2012 through April 2013 and retailed between $7,700 and $8,700.  This is the second recall for this model since November 2012 in which 2,600 Z Masters were recalled due to an action drive belt that could wear through the mower’s fuel tank causing fuel to leak, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported.

The current recall involves 2012 and 2013 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers. “Toro” and “2000 Series” are printed on the side and “Z Master Commercial” on the front of the mowers.

The models and corresponding serial numbers included in this recall are:

  • Model number 74141 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000784 and 313000101 to 313000364
  • Model number 74143 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000881 and 313000101 to 313000432
  • Model number 74145 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312001178 and 313000101 to 313000443.

Consumers should stop using the mowers immediately and contact a Toro dealer to schedule a free repair and/or to check if the repair has already been made. Toro has contacted registered owners of the recalled mowers.

For more information, contact Toro toll-free at (855) 493-0090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at, and click on Product Recall Information on the bottom right-hand side of the page.

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