RECALL ALERT: Textron Specialized Vehicles Recalls E-Z-GO PTVs Due to Fire Hazard
February 14 2023 – Nelson Agredo
This recall involves model year 2021, 2022 and 2023 Freedom and Valor E-Z-GO RXV personal transportation vehicles, with serial numbers ranging from 5585710 through 5716926; and model year 2021, 2022 and 2023 Valor, Express and Liberty E-Z-GO TXT personal transportation vehicles, with serial numbers ranging from 3478457 through 3591890. Recalled units are equipped with an optional USB charge port. The vehicle’s serial number is printed near the base of the steering column for RXV models and is printed below the operator seat position for TXT models. These vehicles are commonly referred to as golf carts or golf cars and are used primarily to transport people.
February 10, 2023
About 143,000 (In addition, about 8,100 were sold in Canada and about 1,000 in Mexico) (Some of the PTVs have been previously recalled in September 2021, January 2022 and September 2022)
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled PTVs, turn the key switch to the OFF position and do not connect electric powered PTVs to a charger or a power outlet. Contact Textron Specialized Vehicles to schedule a free repair. The dealer will install a fiberglass/aluminum thermal insulation protective sleeve over the USB charge port module. Textron Specialized Vehicles is contacting all purchasers directly.
Textron Specialized Vehicles has received 30 reports of the electronic board overheating, including two resulting in a fire with property damage. No injuries have been reported.
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Read the article directly from United States Consumer Product Safety Commissions HERE