CPSC: Golf Carts, Off-Road Utility Vehicles Recalled for Crash Risks

12/14/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Augusta, GA — TXT golf cars, Cushman shuttle vehicles and Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles are being voluntarily recalled by E-X-GO, a Textron Company, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC announced the recall on December 14, 2011, after discovering that the vehicles pose a crash hazard.

The recall was issued after discovering that the threaded end of the rack rod ball joint can break and the ball joint can be displaced, which can result in the driver loosing steering control.

The CPSC reported that the recalled vehicles are gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled vehicles with bench seats for the driver and passengers. The following models are included:

Model: E-Z-GO TXT Fleet golf cars

Serial #: 2748187 thru 2770316

Model: E-Z-GO Freedom TXT golf cars

Serial #: 2748187 thru 2770316

Model: E-Z-GO TXT shuttle vehicles

Serial #: 2748187 thru 2770316

Model: Cushman Bellhop shuttle vehicles

Serial #: 2748187 thru 2770316

Model: E-Z-GO ST utility vehicles

Serial #: 2748187 thru 2770316

Model: Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD and LTO utility vehicles

Serial #: 8000035 thru 8002809

Consumers are advised to contact E-Z-GO or an authorized dealer for a free repair.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact contact E-Z-GO toll-free at (800) 774-3946 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit www.ezgo.com.

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