E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, is recalling about 21,900 TXT golf cars, Cushman shuttle vehicles, and Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles
The threaded end of the rack rod ball joint can break and the ball joint may become displaced, causing the driver to lose steering control. Thus, a crash could occur.
E-Z-GO is aware of 71 reports of the ball joint breaking, 13 of which resulted in the ball joint displacing, the firm and the U.S. Consumer Product Commission said in a joint statement. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled vehicles are gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled vehicles with bench seats for the driver and passengers.
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. Click here to see the model numbers involved in the recall.
Manufactured in the United States, the vehicles were sold at E-Z-GO and Bad Boy dealers nationwide from February 2011 through July 2011 for between $6,650 and $10,650.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact E-Z-GO or an authorized dealer for a free repair, the company and commission advise. E-Z-GO and E-Z-GO dealers are contacting known owners.
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.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.