E-Z-GO, a unit of aviation conglomerate Textron Inc., has recalled some 30,000 golf carts and buggies because of a steering wheel defect that can cause drivers to lose control of their carts. The Georgia-based golf cart maker has recalled Cushman and Bad Boy Buggies, among others, which were sold from August 2012 to February 2013. The defect is a steering wheel nut that has not been tightened enough. It has not caused any serious accidents, according to the CPSC. The defect has so far caused only a minor injury in which a passenger chipped a tooth after the cart went over a curb, the agency said.
The recalled carts cost between between $6,650 and $10,650, according to the agency. The agency alerted customers to immediately stop driving the vehicles and take them to an E-Z-GO dealer for repairs. A representative for the company could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday. The recalled carts include the E-Z-GO TXT Fleet golf cars, the E-Z-GO Freedom TXT, Shuttle 2+2 TXT and Valor personal golf cars, which all have one bench seat and one rear-facing seat, according to the agency. Other vehicles affected by the recall include the E-Z-GO Express, the Cushman Shuttle vehicles and certain models of Bad Boy Buggies, the CPSC said.
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