Potential Fire Hazard in Golf Carts Prompts Recall from Club Car
Club Car LLC is issuing a recall for several models of golf carts due to safety concerns.
The manufacturer has announced that it will voluntarily recall 2014-2016 Precedent gas golf and transport vehicles. An improperly factory-installed hose clamp can rub and wear a hole in the fuel tank, causing a leak and posing a fire hazard.
Club Car believes that about 11,600 carts are impacted by this defect.
The Precedent vehicles, used for short-distance transportation, vary in size and color. The recalled vehicles can be identified by the model and serial numbers. Serial numbers are above and to the right of the accelerator pedal. The model number is the first two letters of the serial number. For a list of the recalled models, model numbers, and serial number ranges, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.
Consumers could purchase these products from authorized Club Car dealers nationwide between July 2014 and August 2015 for between $5,000 and $9,000.
The firm has received three reports that the air intake hose clamp is rubbing the fuel tank. No incidents of fire or injuries have been reported.
Owners should immediately stop using the vehicles and contact Club Car to schedule a free repair. Club Car is contacting owners of the recalled golf and transport vehicles directly.
Individuals with questions about the recall can contact Club Car at (888) 227-7925.