According to news sources, E-Z-Go has issued a voluntary recall in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after it was found that its Cushman shuttle vehicles, Bad Boy off-road vehicles and TXT golf cars had rod ball joints that could potentially break, thereby posing a crash hazard.
About 21,900 units have been recalled by E-Z-GO due to the possible breaking of the threaded end of the rack rod ball, which can result in the displacement of the ball join, causing lose of steering control. The recalled vehicles are the E-Z-GO TXT Fleet golf cars, E-Z-GO Freedom TXT golf cars, E-Z-GO TXT shuttle vehicles, Cushman Bellhop shuttle vehicles and E-Z-GO ST utility vehicles with serial numbers ranging from 2748187 thru 2770316. Also included in the recall are the Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD and LTO utility vehicles with serial numbers ranging from 8000035 thru 8002809.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact the company at (800) 774-3946 for a free repair.
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