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Yamaha Recalls Golf Cars, Personal Transportation and Specialty Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)

  • 2018 Adventurer Two AC
  • 2017 Drive2 AC
  • 2019 UMAX TWO
  • 2017 Drive2 DC Fleet Car
Name of Product:
Yamaha golf cars, personal transportation and specialty vehicles
Hazard:

The module that regulates power to the vehicle’s USB ports can overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
August 28, 2019
Units:
About 16,000 (The model year 2017 and 2018 units included in this alert have been previously recalled.)
Consumer Contact

Yamaha toll-free at 866-747-4027 anytime or online at www.yamahagolfcar.com and click on “CPSC Recall Alerts” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the following model year 2017 through 2019 golf cars, personal transportation and specialty vehicles and utility vehicles. The vehicles were sold in various colors including blue, green, red, white, tan and silver. The model and serial number can be found on a label under the seat or cargo bed on the left or right side.

 

 

Model Year

 

Model Name

 

Model Prefix

 

Serial Number Range

 

 

2017

Drive2 Fleet DC (J0C1) J0C 0000103 0011333
Drive2 Fleet AC (J0J1) J0J 0000103 0002000
Adventurer Two AC (JW33) JW3 0200166 0200213
 

2018

Drive2 Fleet DC (J0C2) J0C 0100112 0111700
Drive2 Fleet AC (J0J2) J0J 0100110 0102099
Adventurer Two AC (JW34) JW3 0300166 0300214
 

2019

Drive2 Fleet DC (J0C3) J0C 0200101 0210200
UMAX TWO AC (J0H1) J0H 0000145 0000493
UMAX Rally AC (J0N1) J0N 0000116 0000147
  UMAX Rally 2+2 AC (J0R1) J0R 0000101 0000180

 

 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the USB charging device in the recalled vehicles and contact a Yamaha golf car dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

Yamaha has received five reports of associated fire incidents and 100 reports of a melted USB voltage-reducer module. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Exclusively at Yamaha golf car dealers nationwide from June 2016 through June 2019 for between $6,000 and $11,000.

Manufacturer(s):

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America, of Newnan, Ga. 

Distributor(s):

Yamaha Golf-Car Company, of Kennesaw, Ga.

Assembled in:

U.S.

Recall number:
19-774
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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.
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