E-Z-GO recalls golf cars, other vehicles due to crash hazard

By |  April 28, 2014

Several E-Z-GO golf cars, shuttles and off-road utility vehicles are being recalled, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The steering wheel nut may not have been tightened sufficiently, reducing the driver’s steering control.

The following vehicles are being recalled:

  • E-Z-GO TXT Fleet golf cars
  • E-Z-GO Freedom TXT, Shuttle 2+2 TXT and Valor personal golf cars all with one bench seat and one rear-facing seat
  • E-Z-GO Express with two bench seats and one rear-facing seat
  • E-Z-GO Terrain with a cargo bed
  • Cushman Shuttle vehicles
  • Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD, LTO and LT Safari utility vehicles

The firm is aware of one incident reportedly involving an insufficiently tightened steering wheel nut and reduced steering control, in which the vehicle went over a curb and a passenger received a chipped tooth.

The recall involves about 30,000 E-Z-GO, Cushman and Bad Boy Buggies brand gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled vehicles with bench seats. Recalled vehicles have serial numbers from 2823208 to 2850425 and from 3000001 to 3003187. Bad Boy Buggies vehicles have serial numbers from 8005089 to 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 inside the cab below the driver’s seat. View the slideshow below for images of the vehicles.

The CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact E-Z-GO or an authorized dealer for a free repair. E-Z-GO and its dealers are already contacting known owners.

For more information, call E-Z-GO at (855) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit ezgo.com or visit badboybuggies.com.

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