There is a potential weakness in the nut and bolt used to secure the bottom steering shaft to the steering gearbox which can result in too much looseness in the steering.
If some loss of steering control occurs this may pose a crash hazard.
What to do...
Stop using your ride on mower and then contact Steelfort Engineering Company Ltd to arrange an inspection, and if necessary, the repair of the ride on mower free of charge.
Steelfort Engineering is also contacting all identified owners directly.
Sold through various Cub Cadet dealerships
SZ60: Sold from December 2012 to March 2018
Pro-Z 554S: Sold from July 2017 to March 2018