The following recall has been announced:
GOLF CARS, SHUTTLES AND OFF-ROAD UTILITY VEHICLES
DETAILS: TXT golf cars, Cushman shuttle vehicles and Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles manufactured by E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, of Augusta, Ga.; sold at E-Z-GO and Bad Boy dealers nationwide from February through July 2011. The vehicles are gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled vehicles with bench seats for the driver and passengers. The brand and model names are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicles. The vehicles were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: The threaded end of the rack rod ball joint can break and the ball joint can become displaced and cause the driver to lose steering control, posing a crash hazard.
INCIDENTS: The firm is aware of 71 reports of the ball joint breaking, 13 of which resulted in the ball joint displacing. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 21,900.
FOR MORE: Contact E-Z-GO or an authorized dealer for a free repair at 800-774-3946 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST or visit the firm's website at www.ezgo.com.