Club Car Recalls about 4,000 Golf Cars and Utility Vehicles Due to Fuel Leak and Fire Hazard

September 19, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Golf cars and utility vehicles

Units: About 4,000

Manufacturer: Club Car LLC, of Augusta, Ga.

Hazard: The fuel tank filler neck can crack and allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Club Car has received 10 reports of incidents involving fuel tank filler necks cracking. No injuries or fires have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the following 2012 Club Car gasoline and diesel golf cars and utility vehicles. The model and serial numbers are located on a decal above the passenger’s side floor board. “Club Car” is printed on the front of the vehicles.

Model # Serial Numbers
Café Express AF 1239-316392 to 1246-332503
Carryall/Turf 1 FG, HG 1239-316644 to 1246-332427
Carryall/Turf 2 EG, PG, RG 1239-316132 to 1246-332511
Carryall/Turf 6 JU, JV, NG 1239-316388 to 1245-332426
Carryall 232 Gas XL 1240-318876 to 1246-332164
Carryall/Turf 252 XG, ZG 1239-316002 to 1245-333097
Carryall 295/XRT 1550 CL, CM, RF, RJ, RY, TR, TT 1240-318918 to 1246-332838
Carryall 295 SE/XRT 1550 SE CC 1244-328456 to 1246-33429
DS Gas Golf Car AG 1239-316192 to 1246-333221
Precedent Gas CR, PR, PT, PY, 1E, 1G, 1X 1239-316628 to 1247-334839
Precedent 4 Pass Gas PF, PW 1239-316811 to 1246-333096
Transporter 4 JT 1240-319376 to 1245-331978
Transporter 6 JQ 1240-321030 to 1243-326719
Villager 4 Gas TG 1242-325492 to 1246-333015
Villager 6 KG 1235-305704 to 1246-332456
Villager 8 MG 1239-318011 to 1246-332616
XRT 800 Gas HJ, XJ 1239-318111 to 1246-333316
XRT 900 AE 1243-326280 to 1245-331977
XRT 950 CT, CU, CV, KR, KS, KT, KY 1244-330247 to 1246-332929

Sold at: Authorized Club Car dealers nationwide from April 2012 through June 2012 for between $5,500 and $17,700.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and contact Club Car for a free replacement fuel tank. The firm is directly contacting consumers who purchased the vehicles.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Club Car at (800) 227-0739 ext. 3831 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the recall page on the firm’s website at www.clubcar.com and click on Safety Info

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

 

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