Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 2, 2015.
Name of product: Golf cars, shuttles and off-road utility vehicles
Hazard: The gas tank can leak, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: E-Z-GO toll-free at (844) 725-7212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.ezgo.com or www.cushman.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 8,200
Description: This recall involves 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. The recalled vehicles have date codes ranging from G2015 through L0515. E-Z-GO or Cushman and the model name are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicles. Date codes are printed on a plate or label inside the cab below the driver’s seat. The first letter of the date code identifies the month of production in sequence, with G corresponding to January and L to May. There is no letter I. The first two numbers in the date code identify the two-digit day of production and the final two numbers identify the two-digit year of production.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
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.
Sold at: E-Z-GO and Cushman dealers nationwide from January 2015 through May 2015 for between $5,300 and $12,100.
Manufacturer(s): E-Z-GO, a division of Textron Inc. and Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., of Augusta, Ga.
Manufactured in: United States
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