E-Z-Go recalling 21,900 golf cars

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WASHINGTON – E-Z-Go, a unit of Textron Inc., is recalling 21,900 TXT golf cars, Cushman shuttle vehicles and Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles because of concerns a displacing ball joint can cause crashes, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

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, the CPSC said in a statement on its website.

The Augusta company knows of 71 reports of the ball joint breaking and 13 of the incidents resulted in the balljoint displacing. There have been no reports of injuries.

The voluntary recall is being carried out in cooperation with E-Z-Go, the statement said.

The vehicles were sold at E-Z-G0 and Bad Boy dealers from February 2011 through July 2011 for between $6,650 and $10,650.

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FalseHopeLooseChange
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FalseHopeLooseChange 12/15/11 - 02:46 pm
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Was the part causing the

Was the part causing the recall made in China? I would like to know how many recalls are a result of inferior parts made where quality control is not
"Number 1".....

If the part was indeed 'made in America', was it made with imported materials? Most likely.

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farrowtrent 12/15/11 - 03:16 pm
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the stupidness these days...

the stupidness these days... i thought people went to school to learn how to make golf carts

J3rrYcid
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J3rrYcid 11/19/12 - 11:42 pm
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It is troublesome when the

It is troublesome when the vehicle maker has little control over the quality of the car parts that make up the vehicle. Just one minor fault and the entire fleet has to be recalled. This would surely damage their reputation and sales.

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