The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of TXT golf cars, Cushman shuttle vehicles and Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles manufactured by E-Z-GO. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The number of units affected is about 21,900.
The threaded end of the rack rod ball joint can break and the ball joint can become displaced, causing the driver to lose steering control. This can result in a crash. E-Z GO is aware of 71 reports of the ball joint breaking, 13 of which resulted in the ball joint displacing. No injuries have been reported.
The vehicles were sold at E-Z-GO and Bad Boy dealers nationwide from February 2011 through July 2011 for between $6,650 and $10,650.
The recalled vehicles are gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled vehicles with bench seats for the driver and passengers. Among the models included in the recall are E-Z-GO ST UTVs and Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD and LTO UTVs.