CPSC: Golf Cars and Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTVs)
On 2018-02-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Golf Cars and Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTVs) due to a potential Crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2014 for about $5900 to $7700.
About 200,000 units are involved in this golf car recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Hunting & Utility Vehicles, incld ROV category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 80 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The brake cables on the golf cars and PTVs can fail, posing a crash hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the following model year 2015 through 2018 gas and electric-powered golf cars , PTVs and utility vehicles. The vehicles were sold in various colors including blue, green, red, white, tan and silver. The model and serial numbers can be found on a label under the seat on the left or right side.
|Model Name||Model Year||Model Number||Serial Number Range|
|The DRIVE ModelsYDRA(Gas)||2015||JC0||0600101~0606900|
|The DRIVE ModelsYDRE(Electric)||2015||JC1||0600101~0603300|
|The DRIVE 2 ModelsDR2A(Gas)||2017||J0A||0000101~0010100|
|The DRIVE 2 ModelsDR2E(Electric)||2017||J0C||0000101~0011400|
These items were sold new+ at Yamaha Golf Car dealers nationwide from November 2014 through December 2017 for between $5,900 and $7,700.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled Golf Cars and PTVs and contact a local Yamaha Golf Car dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.
Yamaha at 800-962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahagolfcar.com and click on the Recall Tab located at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 285 reports of brake cables failing. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.