CPSC, E-Z-GO Announce Recall to Repair Golf Cars

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
 Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced
 voluntary recalls of the following consumer products.  (To access color photos
 of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web Site at
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO )
     Name of product:  E-Z-GO 2002-2005 gasoline-powered Fleet and Freedom Golf
 Cars, and Shuttle 2+2 Personnel Carriers
     Units:  About 60,000
     Manufacturer:   E-Z-GO, of Augusta, Ga. - A Textron Company
     Hazard:  High engine temperatures can permit fuel to get into the air
 filter box, posing a risk of fire.
     Incidents/Injuries:  There have been 12 reports of fire involving these
 gasoline-powered golf cars.  There have been no injuries reported.
     Description:  The recall involves certain model year 2002 through 2005 E-
 Z-GO Fleet and E-Z-GO Freedom gasoline-powered golf cars and Shuttle 2+2
 personnel carriers. The model names for the recalled products are TXT, Freedom
 and Shuttle 2+2. The model names are printed on the sides of the Freedom and
 Shuttle 2+2 vehicles, and the E-Z-GO logo is on the front of all three
 vehicles. The recalled vehicles have 9-horsepower engines and serial numbers
 ranging from 1451059 through 2341739.  The serial numbers of early production
 vehicles are found on plates located on the passenger side dash housing.  The
 serial numbers of late production vehicles are found on plates located on the
 body below the driver's seat and on the chassis between the seat back
     Sold at:  E-Z-GO and independent dealers from January 2002 through August
 2005 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price ranging between $6,400 and
     Manufactured in:  United States
     Remedy:  Owners of the recalled golf cars should contact the nearest E-Z-
 GO dealer to arrange for a free repair.  E-Z-GO and E-Z-GO dealers will
 contact known owners to schedule an appointment for a free repair.
     Consumer Contact:  For more information, consumers can contact E-Z-GO at
 (800) 241-5855 Ext. 4558 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm ET Monday through Friday,
 or visit their Web site at http://www.ezgo.com.
     The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from
 unreasonable risks of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products
 under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-
 related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter
 at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html.
 Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's web site at
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     Firm's Hotline: (800) 241-5855 Ext. 4558
     CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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