Golf, Service and Utility Vehicles by Columbia ParCar Recalled for Crash Risks

01/27/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Reedsburg, WI — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Columbia ParCar Corporation have voluntarily recalled golf, service and utility vehicles for crash hazards the vehicle poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on January 26, 2012.

The recall was issued after discovering that the lower steering yoke can loosen where it attaches to the steering rack and pinion, which can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash.

“The recalled items are 2009, 2010 and 2011 Columbia ParCar golf carts, low-speed service and utility vehicles. They are 36- or 48-volt electric vehicles manufactured from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011. Vehicles can be identified by their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) located either on the passenger’s side left kick panel, in the driver’s side storage compartment or on the steering wheel beneath the center cap,” the CPSC reported.

The following Columbia vehicles are involved in this recall:

Eagle (P4E) Golf Vehicle:

2008 Models VIN Range: P4***-**G0231 through G0562

2009 Models VIN Range: P4***-**H0112 through H0302

2010 Models VIN Range: P4***-**I0101 through I0105

2010 Models VIN Range: P4***-**J0115 through J0420

2011 Models VIN Range: P4***-**K0101 through K0343

Shuttle (C6E) Personnel Carrier:

2008 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**G0143 through G0212

2009 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**H0102 through H0129

2010 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**I0101 through I0106

2010 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**J0107 through J0135

2011 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**K0101 through K0106

Tram (C10E) Personnel Carrier:

2008 Models VIN Range: TC1E4-*WG0142 through WG0206

2009 Models VIN Range: TC1E4-*WH0101 through WH0132

2010 Models VIN Range: TC1E4-*WJ0108 through WJ00112

2011 Models VIN Range: N/A

Summit (SM/SUV) Utility Vehicle:

2010 Models VIN Range: SU*F4-4*J0109 through J0116

2011 Models VIN Range: S**F4-4*K0101 through K0106

Utilitruck (EU4, EU24) Utility Vehicle:

2008 Models VIN Range: U#***-**G0156 through G0253

2009 Models VIN Range: U#***-**H0102 through H0175

2010 Models VIN Range: U#***-**I0102 through I0102

2010 Models VIN Range: U#***-**J0106 through J0154

2011 Models VIN Range: U#***-**K0101 through K0124

(Note: # after U represents either a 2 or a 4.)

Scout (S10E) Utility Vehicle:

2008 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZG0157 through ZG0241

2009 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZH0117 through ZH0178

2010 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZI0101 through ZI0103

2010 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZJ0104 through ZJ0147

2011 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZK0102 through ZK0126

Consumers are advised to contact their local ParCar dealer for a free inspection and repair.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact ParCar Corp. at (800) 222-4653 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.parcar.com.

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