E-Z-GO Recalls Golf Cars, Shuttles and Off-Road Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Recall date: December 14, 2011
Recall number: 12056
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  • E-Z-GO TXT Golf Car

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    E-Z-GO TXT Golf Car

  • E-Z-GO Freedom TXT Golf Car

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    E-Z-GO Freedom TXT Golf Car

  •   E-Z-GO TXT Shuttle 6

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    E-Z-GO TXT Shuttle 6

  • Cushman Bellhop 6

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    Cushman Bellhop 6

  • E-Z-GO ST Sport Utility Vehicle

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    E-Z-GO ST Sport Utility Vehicle

  • Bad Boy HD

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    Bad Boy HD

  • Bad Boy LD

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    Bad Boy LD

  • Bad Boy LTO

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    Bad Boy LTO

Recall Summary

Name of product:

TXT golf cars, Cushman shuttle vehicles and Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles

Hazard:

The threaded end of the rack rod ball joint can break and the ball joint can become displaced, causing the driver to lose steering control. This can result in a crash.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact E-Z-GO toll-free at (800) 774-3946 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s website at www.ezgo.com

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 21,900

Description and Models

The recalled vehicles are gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled vehicles with bench seats for the driver and passengers. The following models are included:

ModelSerial Number
E-Z-GO TXT Fleet golf cars 2748187 thru 2770316
E-Z-GO Freedom TXT golf cars 2748187 thru 2770316
E-Z-GO TXT shuttle vehicles 2748187 thru 2770316
Cushman Bellhop shuttle vehicles 2748187 thru 2770316
E-Z-GO ST utility vehicles 2748187 thru 2770316
Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD and LTO utility vehicles 8000035 thru 8002809

 

The brand and model names are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicles. Serial numbers are printed on a plate or label located on the exterior of the vehicle below the driver’s seat.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm is aware of 71 reports of the ball joint breaking, 13 of which resulted in the ball joint displacing. No injuries have been 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 Bad Boy dealers nationwide from February 2011 through July 2011 for between $6,650 and $10,650.

Manufacturer(s)

E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, of Augusta, Ga.

Manufactured in

United States

  • E-Z-GO TXT Golf Car

  • E-Z-GO Freedom TXT Golf Car

  • E-Z-GO TXT Shuttle 6

  • Cushman Bellhop 6

  • E-Z-GO ST Sport Utility Vehicle

  • Bad Boy HD

  • Bad Boy LD

  • Bad Boy LTO