Nearly 150,000 Yamaha golf carts are being recalled due to a risk that the accelerator pedal springs may break, increasing the risk of a crash and injury for occupants.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Yamaha golf cart recall on October 3, following at least 417 consumer reports indicating the accelerators pedal broke while in use. To date, the CPSC is not aware of any injuries related to the recall, but indicate this could cause operators to lose control of the golf cart.
The recall includes 145,000 Drive and Adventurer models used for golf carts, personal transportation and specialty vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with either gas or electric powered motors and were sold in various colors including blue, green, red, white, tan and silver.
Customers may identify if their vehicle is included in the recall by locating the model and serial number printed on a label under the seat on the left or right side. For a full list of recall models and serial number ranges please visit Yamaha’s recall notice.
Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America, of Newnam, Georgia, manufactured the vehicles in the U.S. They were distributed by Yamaha Golf-Car Company, of Kennesaw, Georgia throughout the United States to Yamaha golf car dealers from June 2015 through August 2018 for between $5,500 and $12,300.
The CPSC recommends customers stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and contact a Yamaha golf car dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha announced it will send notice to all registered owners affected by the recall. For further questions or concerns regarding the recall, customers may contact Yamaha at 1-866-747-4027 or go to www.yamahagolfcar.com and navigate to the CPSC Recall Alerts tab.