Club Car, Inc. has recalled 19,663 of its 2004 and 2005 model year gasoline and electric powered Rough Terrain Vehicles, DS Golf Cars, Hospitality and Utility & Transport Vehicles sold between April 6, 2004 and October 1, 2004.
The company says microscopic cracks in the brake equalizer rods on certain vehicles may cause the rods to fatigue and fail prematurely in continuous use. Such failure could result in a loss of braking ability. Club Car, based in Augusta, Ga., received one report of a vehicle losing braking ability. No accidents, injuries or damage have been reported.
The recall notice was made public January 13. Owners are asked to contact a dealer to have the equalizer rod repaired free of charge.
Vehicles subject to this recall can be identified by the serial number located above and to the right of the accelerator pedal. Club Car's Rough Terrain models include the XRT 900, AE 0437-432848 to 0510-486889; XRT 1200, AD 0439-442985 to 0510-486203; XRT 1200 SE, AH 0437-432899 to 0510-486199; and the Lynx Hunting Vehicle, LX 0438-436718 to 0509-484151.
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