Textron recalls PTV and off-road vehicles

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The parking brake may fail, posing a crash hazard

Textron Specialized Vehicles of Augusta, Ga., is recalling about 6,600 E-Z-GO PTVs and Tracker Off-Road Vehicles.

The parking brake catch bracket can wear out and cause the parking brake to fail, posing a crash hazard.

The firm has received 19 reports of worn parking brake latch brackets. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTV) and Utility Vehicles, based on Textron Specialized Vehicles’ TXT chassis, manufactured between March 1, 2021, and June 10, 2021.

Recalled vehicles include the E-Z-GO Express S2, S4, S6 and L6, the E-Z-GO Freedom TXT, Valor and the Tracker Off-Road OX 400.

The vehicles are commonly referred to as golf carts or golf cars and are used to transport people and material loads.

The serial number range for the recalled E-Z-GO vehicles is 3509365 to 3531888 and the serial number range for the recalled Tracker Off Road vehicles is 8025639 to 8026154.

The serial number can be found below the driver’s seat.

The vehicles, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at E-Z-GO and Tracker Off-Road dealerships nationwide, online via E-Z-GO’s Dealer to Driveway program, and through Tracker Off-Road Ready to Buy program from March through August 2021, for between $6,000 and $13,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles. Textron Specialized Vehicles is contacting all purchasers directly to coordinate a free repair.

Consumers may contact Textron Specialized Vehicles toll-free at (888) 525-6040 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at jcook03@textron.com or online, for E-Z-Go at https://ezgo.txtsv.com/resources/recall-information, and for Tracker at www.trackeroffroad.com, and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page.

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