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

  • 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 Sport Utility Vehicle
  • Bad Boy HD
  • Bad Boy LD
  • Bad Boy LTO
Name of Product:
TXT golf cars, Cushman shuttle vehicles and Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles
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.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
December 14, 2011
Units:
About 21,900
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact E-Z-GO toll-free at (800) 774-3946 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm's website at www.ezgo.com

Recall Details

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:

 

ModelSerial Number
E-Z-GO TXT Fleet golf cars 2748187 thru 2770316
E-Z-GO Freedom TXT golf cars 2748187 thru 2770316
E-Z-GO TXT shuttle vehicles 2748187 thru 2770316
Cushman Bellhop shuttle vehicles 2748187 thru 2770316
E-Z-GO ST utility vehicles 2748187 thru 2770316
Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD and LTO utility vehicles 8000035 thru 8002809

 

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.

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.

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.

Sold At:
E-Z-GO and Bad Boy dealers nationwide from February 2011 through July 2011 for between $6,650 and $10,650.
Manufacturer(s):
E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, of Augusta, Ga.
Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
12-056
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