|January 26, 2012
Columbia ParCar Recalls for Repair Golf, Service, Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Golf, service and utility vehicles
Units: About 1,400
Manufacturer: Columbia ParCar Corporation, of Reedsburg, Wis.
Hazard: The lower steering yoke can loosen where it attaches to the steering rack and pinion, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries were reported.
Description: The recalled items are 2009, 2010 and 2011 Columbia ParCar golf carts, low-speed service and utility vehicles. They are 36- or 48-volt electric vehicles manufactured from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011. Vehicles can be identified by their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) located either on the passenger’s side left kick panel, in the driver’s side storage compartment or on the steering wheel beneath the center cap. The following Columbia vehicles are being recalled:
Eagle (P4E) Golf Vehicle:
2008 Models VIN Range: P4***-**G0231 through G0562
2009 Models VIN Range: P4***-**H0112 through H0302
2010 Models VIN Range: P4***-**I0101 through I0105
2010 Models VIN Range: P4***-**J0115 through J0420
2011 Models VIN Range: P4***-**K0101 through K0343
Shuttle (C6E) Personnel Carrier:
2008 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**G0143 through G0212
2009 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**H0102 through H0129
2010 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**I0101 through I0106
2010 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**J0107 through J0135
2011 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**K0101 through K0106
Tram (C10E) Personnel Carrier:
2008 Models VIN Range: TC1E4-*WG0142 through WG0206
2009 Models VIN Range: TC1E4-*WH0101 through WH0132
2010 Models VIN Range: TC1E4-*WJ0108 through WJ00112
2011 Models VIN Range: N/A
Summit (SM/SUV) Utility Vehicle:
2010 Models VIN Range: SU*F4-4*J0109 through J0116
2011 Models VIN Range: S**F4-4*K0101 through K0106
Utilitruck (EU4, EU24) Utility Vehicle:
2008 Models VIN Range: U#***-**G0156 through G0253
2009 Models VIN Range: U#***-**H0102 through H0175
2010 Models VIN Range: U#***-**I0102 through I0102
2010 Models VIN Range: U#***-**J0106 through J0154
2011 Models VIN Range: U#***-**K0101 through K0124
(Note: # after U represents either a 2 or a 4.)
Scout (S10E) Utility Vehicle:
2008 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZG0157 through ZG0241
2009 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZH0117 through ZH0178
2010 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZI0101 through ZI0103
2010 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZJ0104 through ZJ0147
2011 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZK0102 through ZK0126
Sold by: ParCar dealers from July 1, 2008 to July 31, 2011 for between $5,000 and $12,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should contact local ParCar dealer for a free inspection and repair as required.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Columbia ParCar Corp. at (800) 222-4653 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.parcar.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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