4,000 Golf Cars and Utility Vehicles Recalled for Fire Hazard

About 4,000 Club Car Golf Cars and Utility Vehicles have been recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The recalled Club Car Golf Cars and Utility Vehicles were manufactured in the United States by Club Car LLC, of Augusta, Georgia and sold for between $5,500 and $17,700 at authorized Club Car dealers, nationwide, from April 2012 through June 2012.

The defective Club Car vehicles’ fuel tank filler neck can crack and allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard. To date, Club Car has received 10 reports of incidents involving fuel tank filler necks cracking. No injuries or fires have been reported.

The firm advises consumers to 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. Club Car may be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.227.0739, extension 3831, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday – Friday or at the recall page on the firm’s website at www.clubcar.com (click on “Safety Info”).

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

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

Earlier this year, we wrote that about 100 Club Car Utility and Transport Vehicles were recalled over faulty breaks. The brake pedal mounting blocks could crack and separate, resulting in a loss of braking ability, which could lead to a crash.

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