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Textron Specialized Vehicles recalls PTVs

The rear seat can tilt unexpectedly, posing a fall hazards to riders

2022 E-Z-GO Freedom RXV ELITE Freedom RXV Gas
Photo source: CPSC
Textron Specialized Vehicles of Augusta, Ga., is recalling about 280 E-Z-GO Freedom RXV with rear-facing seat Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTVs).

The rear seat structure can fail, resulting in the rear seat tilting unexpectedly, posing fall and injury hazards to riders.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves model-year 2022 E-Z-GO Freedom RXV ELiTE, Freedom RXV Gas, and Freedom RXV 48V personal transportation vehicles with a rear-facing seat.

Recalled units have serial numbers within the range of 5633701 to 5651753 that can be found near the base of the steering column. The vehicles are commonly referred to as golf carts or golf cars and are used primarily to transport people.

The PTVs, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at E-Z-GO dealerships nationwide and online via E-Z-GO’s Dealer to Driveway program, from August 2021, through December 2021, for between $9,900 and $17,450.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the rear-facing seat of their recalled vehicle and contact Textron for a free repair.

Textron Specialized Vehicles is contacting all purchasers directly to coordinate a free repair program with dealers to inspect and replace the recalled vehicle’s rear seat frame.

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 at https://ezgo.txtsv.com/resources/recall-information.

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