Yamaha, E-Z-GO Recall More than 10000 Golf Cars for Fire, Crash Risks

Yamaha, E-Z-GO Recall More than 10000 Golf Cars for Fire, Crash Risks
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June 30, 2015

Driving a golf car just got a little more dangerous.

Yamaha and E-Z-GO have issued recalls for more than 10,000 golf cars for injury and fire hazards. No injuries or incidents have been reported.

About 8,000 E-Z-GO golf cars have been recalled for a leaking gas tank, which poses a significant fire hazard.

The recall includes E-Z-GO gas-powered TXT Fleet golf cars, E-Z-GO Freedom TXT, TXT2+2 and Valor golf cars, E-Z-GO Express, E-Z-GO Terrain and Cushman Shuttle vehicles with bench seats for the driver and passengers. The E-Z-GO Terrain and the Cushman Shuttle have a cargo bed on the back. They were sold at E-Z-GO and Cushman dealers nationwide from January 2015 through May 2015 for between $5,300 and $12,100.

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. E-Z-GO can be contacted at (844) 725-7212.

Yamaha is also announcing a recall for its own line of golf cars and personal travel vehicles (PVT). The front wheel hubs on certain golf cars can crack causing the front wheels to detach.

The recall includes five 2015 and one 2016 model-year golf cars and PTVs. Recalled models include 2015 The DRIVE PTV, The DRIVE EFI, Adventurer One, The DRIVE, The DRIVE Electric and 2016 The DRIVE A.C. They were sold at Yamaha Golf Car dealers nationwide from April 2015 through June 2015 for between $5,900 and $7,500.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled Golf Cars and PTVs and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.

For more information contact Yamaha at (800) 962-7926.