For Immediate Release
April 22, 2014 

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (858) 738-3711
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Recall Summary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: E-Z-GO TXT, Freedom TXT and Shuttle 2+2 TXT golf cars, E-Z-GO Valor, E-Z-GO Express and E-Z-GO Terrain vehicles, Cushman Shuttle vehicles, Cushman Hauler vehicles, Cushman Refresher vehicles, and Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD and LTO off-road utility vehicles
Manufacturer: E-Z-GO Division of Textron Inc. of Augusta, Ga.
Hazard: The steering wheel nut might not have been tightened sufficiently, reducing steering control. This can result in a crash.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact E-Z-GO or an authorized dealer for a free repair. E-Z-GO and E-Z-GO dealers are contacting known owners.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of one incident and one injury that may be related to this issue.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact E-Z-GO toll-free at (858) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s websites at, and

Recall Details

Units: About 30,000
Sold at: E-Z-GO, Cushman and Bad Boy Buggies dealers nationwide from August 2012 through February 2013 for between $6,650 and $10,650.
Manufactured in: United States
Description: The recalled vehicles are gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled vehicles with bench seats for the driver and passengers. The following models are included:

E-Z-GO TXT Fleet golf cars
Serial Numbers: 2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187

E-Z-GO Freedom TXT and Shuttle 2+2 TXT personal golf cars
Serial Numbers: 2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187

E-Z-GO Express, Terrain and Valor vehicles
Serial Numbers: 2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187

Cushman Shuttle vehicles
Serial Numbers: 2823208-2850425 and 3000001-3003187

Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD, LTO, and LT Safari utility vehicles
Serial Numbers: 8005089-8006013

The brand and model names 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 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. 

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission. 

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CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
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  • 800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
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