WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: TXT golf cars, Cushman shuttle vehicles and Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles
Units: About 21,900
Manufacturer: E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, of Augusta, Ga.
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.
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.
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:
|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.
Sold at: E-Z-GO and Bad Boy dealers nationwide from February 2011 through July 2011 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.
Customer 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
E-Z-GO TXT Golf Car
E-Z-GO Freedom TXT Golf Car
Bad Boy LD
Bad Boy LTO