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Yamaha recalls golf carts, personal transportation vehicles due to crash hazard

Owners of Yamaha golf carts should take a close look at their model number.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the accelerator pedal return spring can break, posing a crash hazard.

The recall involves the following model year 2016 through 2018 gas and electric-powered golf carts, personal transportation and specialty vehicles. The vehicles were sold in various colors including blue, green, red, white, tan and silver. The model and serial number can be found on a label under the seat on the left or right side.

Model Year Model Name Model Prefix Serial Number Range
2016 Drive Models YDRA (Gas) JW8 600101 614300
JC2 300101 312000
JC0 700101 706600
Drive Models YDRE (Electric) JW9 600101 618100
JC3 000101 004700
JC1 700101 703500
Adventurer Model YTF1A (Gas) JW6 800101 800600
Adventurer Model YTF2A (Gas) JW7 700101 701250
Adventurer Model YTF2E (Electric) JW3 100101 100300
2017 Drive² Models DR2A (Gas) J0A 000101 010100
J0B 000101 016900
J0D 000101 007200
Drive² Models DR2E (Electric) J0C 000101 011400
J0E 000101 002900
J0J 000101 002000
Adventurer Model YTF1A (Gas) JW6 900101 900400
Adventurer Model YTF2A (Gas) JW7 800101 800750
Adventurer Model YTF2E (Electric) JW3 200101 200250
2018 Drive² Models DR2A (Gas) J0A 100101 110400
J0B 100101 119200
J0D 100101 110600
Drive² Models DR2E (Electric) J0C 100101 111700
J0E 100101 102600
J0J 100101 102700
Adventurer Model YTF1A (Gas) JW6 910101 910500
Adventurer Model YTF2A (Gas) JW7 900101 900800
Adventurer Model YTF2E (Electric) JW3 300101 300250

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Yamaha golf car dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.

Yamaha has received 417 reports of incidents involving spring failures. No injuries have been reported.

Yamaha golf car dealers nationwide from June 2015 through August 2018 for between $5,500 and $12,300.

Consumers can contact Yamaha toll-free at 1-866-747-4027 anytime or online at yamahagolfcar.com and click on the CPSC Recall Alerts tab for more information.

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(Photo: Courtesy The Consumer Product Safety Commission)