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RECALL INFORMATION

 

E-Z-GO® Recalls Gas-Powered Golf, Shuttle and Utility Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Date: June 30, 2015
Recall Number: 15-174

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/E-Z-GO-Recalls-Gas-Powered-Golf-Shuttle-and-Utility Vehicles/

Recall Summary 

Name of Product: Golf cars, shuttles, and off-road utility vehicles

Hazard:The gas tank can leak, posing a fire hazard

Remedy: Repair. 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: E-Z-GO toll-free at (844) 725-7212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; or online at www.ezgo.com or www.cushman.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 8,200

Description: This recall involves E-Z-GO gas-powered TXT Fleet golf cars, E-Z-GO Freedom TXT, TXT2+2 and Valor golf cars, E-Z-GO Express, E-Z-GO Terrain and Cushman Shuttle vehicles with bench seats for the driver and passengers. The E-Z-GO Terrain and the Cushman Shuttle have a cargo bed on the back. The recalled vehicles have date codes ranging from G2015 through L0515. E-Z-GO or Cushman and the model name are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicles. Date codes are printed on a plate or label inside the cab below the driver’s seat. The first letter of the date code identifies the month of production in sequence, with G corresponding to January and L to May. There is no letter I. The first two numbers in the date code identify the two-digit day of production and the final two numbers identify the two-digit year of production.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: E-Z-GO and Cushman dealers nationwide from January 2015 through May 2015 for between $5,300 and $12,100.

Manufacturer: E-Z-GO, a division of Textron Inc. and Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., of Augusta, Ga.

Manufactured in: United States

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About U.S. CPSC:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion 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 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
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Media Contact
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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
 
 

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/E-Z-GO-Recalls-Golf-Shuttle-Off-Road-Utility-Vehicles/

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