Note: This recall alert has been updated.



May 7, 2002


Release # 02-536

PRODUCT: Golf Cars - Club Car, Inc. of Augusta, Ga. is voluntarily recalling about 7300 model year 2002 Club Car gasoline-powered DS Golf Cars and Utility Vehicles for fuel tank replacement. The recalled vehicles are serial numbers 0229-169750 through 0236-197543. The serial number is located on a decal just above and to the right of the accelerator pedal. The golf cars were sold from February 2002 through April 2002 through authorized Club Car dealers nationwide for $4000 to $9000.

PROBLEM: The fuel tank may leak, posing a potential fire hazard.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Club Car and CPSC first announced a recall/inspection program of these cars May 7, 2002 after two reports of leaking fuel tanks. Since that announcement, Club Car has received eight additional reports of leaking fuel tanks. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and inspect the tank and storage areas for any sign of leakage prior to use. If signs of leakage are present, consumers should discontinue use of car and contact the nearest Club Car Dealer immediately. The fuel tank replacement will be done free of charge. Club Car has notified consumers directly about this updated recall to schedule tank replacement. For more information, contact Club Car at (877) 252-7682 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Club Car