Textron Specialized Vehicles Recalls Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTV), Due to Fall and Injury Hazards (Recall Alert)

//Textron Specialized Vehicles Recalls Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTV), Due to Fall and Injury Hazards (Recall Alert)

Name of Product:

E-Z-GO Freedom RXV with Rear Facing Seat Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTV)

Hazard:

The rear seat structure of the PTV can fail, resulting in the rear seat tilting unexpectedly, posing fall and injury hazards to the riders.

Recall Date:

January 13, 2022

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves model-year 2022 E-Z-GO Freedom RXV ELiTE, Freedom RXV Gas, and Freedom RXV 48V personal transportation vehicles with a rear-facing seat. Recalled units have serial numbers within the range of 5633701 to 5651753. The vehicle’s serial number can be found near the base of the steering column. These vehicles are commonly referred to as golf carts or golf cars and are used primarily to transport people.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the rear facing seat of their recalled vehicle and contact Textron for a free repair. Textron Specialized Vehicles is contacting all purchasers directly to coordinate a free repair program with dealers to inspect and replace the recalled vehicle’s rear seat frame. 

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

E-Z-GO dealerships nationwide and online via E-Z-GO’s Dealer to Driveway program, from August 2021 through December 2021 for between $9,900 and $17,450.

Manufacturer(s):

Textron Specialized Vehicles of Augusta, Georgia

Manufactured In:

United States

fast-track-branding

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 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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