22,000 ATVs & Utility Vehicles Recalled For Steering Problems

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Nearly 22,000 E-Z-Go ATVs and utility vehicles have been recalled due to faulty ball joints that can break off and cause drivers to lose steering control and possibly crash.

Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles, Cushman shuttle vehicles and both gas and electric powered TXT golf are part of the recall, which was issued after the company received 71 reports of the ball joint breaking off.  So far no injuries have been reported.

E-Z-GO, which is a unit of the Textron company, advised that the brand and model name numbers are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicles. Serial numbers are printed on a plate or label located on the exterior of the vehicle below the driver’s seat.

The vehicles were sold at E-Z-GO and Bad Boy dealers nationwide from February 2011 through July 2011 for between $6,650 and $10,650.
Here is a list of products included in the recall:

Consumers who have one of the recalled vehicles should stop using it immediately and contact E-Z-GO or an authorized dealer for a free repair.

For additional information, contact E-Z-GO toll-free at (800) 774-3946 or visit the firm’s website at www.ezgo.com.

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