RECALL INFORMATION

E-Z-GO Recalls Golf Cars, Shuttles and Off-Road Utility Vehicles

 

For Immediate Release
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (858) 738-3711
April 22, 2014
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
 
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
 
 
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – E-Z-GO TXT, Freedom TXT and Shuttle 2+2 TXT golf cars, E-Z-GO Valor, E-Z-GO Express and E-Z-GO Terrain vehicles, Cushman Shuttle vehicles, Cushman Hauler vehicles, Cushman Refresher vehicles, and Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD and LTO off-road utility vehicles.
 
Name of product: E-Z-GO TXT, Freedom TXT and Shuttle 2+2 TXT golf cars, E-Z-GO Valor, E-Z-GO Express and E-Z-GO Terrain vehicles, Cushman Shuttle vehicles, Cushman Hauler vehicles, Cushman Refresher vehicles, and Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD and LTO off-road utility vehicles
 
Units: About 30,000
 
Manufacturer: E-Z-GO Division of Textron Inc. of Augusta, Ga.
 
Hazard: The steering wheel nut might not have been tightened sufficiently, reducing steering control.  This can result in a crash.
 
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of one incident and one injury that may be related to this issue.
 
Description: 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
Serial Number
E-Z-GO TXT Fleet golf cars
2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187
E-Z-GO Freedom TXT  and Shuttle 2+2 TXT personal golf cars
2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187
E-Z-GO Express, Terrain and Valor vehicles
2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187
Cushman Shuttle vehicles
2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187
Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD, LTO, and LT Safari utility vehicles
8005089-8006013
 
The brand and model names are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicles. Serial numbers are printed on a plate or label located on the exterior of the vehicle below the driver’s seat.
  
Sold at: E-Z-GO, Cushman and Bad Boy Buggies dealers nationwide from August 2012 through February 2013 for between $6,650 and $10,650.
 
Manufactured in: United States
 
Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact E-Z-GO or an authorized dealer for a free repair. E-Z-GO and E-Z-GO dealers are contacting known owners.
 
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact E-Z-GO toll-free at (858) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s websites at www.ezgo.com, www.cushman.com and www.badboybuggies.com.
 
 
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
 
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
 
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
 
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired.  Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov.  To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx

 

 

2011 TIEROD RECALL

 

For Immediate Release
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 774-3946
December 14, 2011
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Release #12-056
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
 
 

E-Z-GO Recalls Golf Cars, Shuttles and Off-Road Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

 
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
 
Name of product: TXT golf cars, Cushman shuttle vehicles and Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles
Units: About 21,900
Manufacturer: E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, of Augusta, Ga.
Hazard: The threaded end of the rack rod ball joint can break and the ball joint can become displaced, causing the driver to lose steering control. This can result in a crash.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 71 reports of the ball joint breaking, 13 of which resulted in the ball joint displacing. No injuries have been reported.
Description: 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
Serial Number
E-Z-GO TXT Fleet golf cars
2748187thru2770316
E-Z-GO Freedom TXT golf cars
2748187thru2770316
E-Z-GO TXT shuttle vehicles
2748187thru2770316
Cushman Bellhop shuttle vehicles
2748187thru2770316
E-Z-GO ST utility vehicles
2748187thru2770316
Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD and LTO utility vehicles
8000035thru8002809
 
The brand and model names are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicles. Serial numbers are printed on a plate or label located on the exterior of the vehicle below the driver’s seat.   
 
Sold at: E-Z-GO and Bad Boy dealers nationwide from February 2011 through July 2011 for between $6,650 and $10,650.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact E-Z-GO or an authorized dealer for a free repair. E-Z-GO and E-Z-GO dealers are contacting known owners.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact E-Z-GO toll-free at (800) 774-3946between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s website at www.ezgo.com.
 

E-Z-GO TXT Golf Car
 

E-Z-GO Freedom TXT Golf Car
 
E-Z-GO TXT Shuttle 6
 
Cushman Bellhop 6
 
E-Z-GO ST Shuttle Sport Utility Vehicle
 
Bad Boy HD
 
Bad Boy LD Bad Boy LTO
 
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
 
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
 
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
 
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.