Golf Car Recalls Issued by Yamaha, E-Z-GO Over Injury Risks
More than 10,000 golf carts, shuttles and personal transportation vehicles are being recalled in separate actions by Yamaha and E-Z-GO, due to issues ranging from defective wheels to fuel leaks, which could pose an injury risk for riders and bystanders.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the E-Z-GO golf cart, shuttle, and off-road utility vehicle recall on June 30, after internal reports indicated the gas tanks could leak, posing a fire hazard in the presence of an ignition source. To date no injuries or consumer complaints have been reported.
The E-Z-GO recall includes about 8,200 gas powered TXT Fleet, Freedom TXT, TXT+2, Valor, Express, and Terrain golf carts as well as Cushman Shuttle vehicles with cargo beds. Vehicles with date code ranges between G2015 through L0515 are included in the recall and are located on a plate or label inside the cab below the driver’s seat. The first letter of the date code represents the month of production in sequence with G corresponding to January and L to May, with no “I” included in the sequencing. The first two numbers of the date code identify the day of production and the final two numbers represent the year of production.
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These recalled vehicles were manufactured in the U.S. under E-Z-GO, a division of Textron Inc. and Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., of Augusta, Georgia where they were sold at E-Z-GO and Cushman dealers nationwide from January 2015 through May 2015 for between $5,300 and $12,100.
Owners are being instructed to stop using these vehicles immediately and contact E-Z-GO at 844-725-7212 or visit them online at www.ezgo.com for additional recall information and how to schedule an appointment at an authorized dealer for a free repair.
The CPSC also announced a Yamaha Golf Cars and Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTVs) recall on June 30, following internal reports recognizing the potential for the front wheel hubs on the vehicles to crack and separate from the front end, posing a crash hazard that could lead to serious injury and even death. The recall affects about 2,000 vehicles.
The recall includes five 2015 and one 2016 model year golf cars and PTVs. The recalled 2015 models include The Drive PTV with model number YDRAX5 PTV, The Drive EFI with model number YDRAX5F, Adventurer One with model number YTF1AX5F, The Drive with model number YDRAX5, The Drive Electric with model number YDREX6 AC, and the 2016 model included is The Drive A.C. with model number YDREX6 AC.
The recalled golf cars and PTVs were manufactured in the U.S under Yamaha Golf Car Company where they were sold at Yamaha Golf Car dealers nationwide from April 2015 through June 2015 for between $5,900 and $7,500.
Yamaha is asking owners to using the recalled vehicles immediately and will be instructing owners on how to contact their local dealer to schedule a free repair. Customers with questions may contact Yamaha at 800-962-7926 or visit them online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and navigate to the CPSC Alert tab for more information.
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