E-Z-GO Recalls Gas-Powered Golf, Shuttle and Utility Vehicles

E-Z-GO has recalled approximately 8,000 vehicles covering a number of gas-powered golf cars, shuttle and utility vehicle models under the E-Z-GO and Cushman brands. The 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 vehicle gas tanks can potentially leak and pose a fire hazard. Some of the models involved in the recall are pictured below:

E-Z-GO Terrain

E-Z-GO Terrain

Cushman Shuttle

Cushman Shuttle

E-Z-GO TXT

E-Z-GO TXT

The following are the details from the Consumer Safety Product Commission.

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Golf cars, shuttles and off-road utility vehicles

Hazard:  The gas tank can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:  Repair

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

Learn more:  CPSC.gov

Comment:  This is a larger recall than most. While a recall of two to four thousand vehicles is typical, this one is over eight thousand. Luckily there have been no reported incidents or injuries to date. Not sure how much a repair costs, but anything over $100 per vehicle and this could cost E-Z-GO close to $1 million or more.

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