PhotoYamaha Golf-Car Company of Kennesaw, Ga., is recalling about 16,000 Yamaha golf cars, personal transportation and specialty vehicles.

The module that regulates power to the vehicle’s USB ports can overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received five reports of associated fire incidents and 100 reports of a melted USB voltage-reducer module. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the following model year 2017 through 2019 golf cars, personal transportation and specialty vehicles and utility vehicles: 

 

Model Year

 

Model Name

 

Model Prefix

 

Serial Number Range

 

 

2017

Drive2 Fleet DC (J0C1)

J0C

0000103

0011333

Drive2 Fleet AC (J0J1)

J0J

0000103

0002000

Adventurer Two AC (JW33)

JW3

0200166

0200213

 

2018

Drive2 Fleet DC (J0C2)

J0C

0100112

0111700

Drive2 Fleet AC (J0J2)

J0J

0100110

0102099

Adventurer Two AC (JW34)

JW3

0300166

0300214

 

2019

Drive2 Fleet DC (J0C3)

J0C

0200101

0210200

UMAX TWO AC (J0H1)

J0H

0000145

0000493

UMAX Rally AC (J0N1)

J0N

0000116

0000147

 

UMAX Rally 2+2 AC (J0R1)

J0R

0000101

0000180

 

The vehicles were sold in various colors including blue, green, red, white, tan and silver. The model and serial number is on a label under the seat or cargo bed on the left or right side.

The vehicles, assembled in the U.S., were sold exclusively at Yamaha golf car dealers nationwide from June 2016, through June 2019, for between $6,000 and $11,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the USB charging device in the recalled vehicles and contact a Yamaha golf car dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.

Consumers may contact Yamaha toll-free at (866) 747-4027 anytime or online at www.yamahagolfcar.com and click on “CPSC Recall Alerts” at the bottom of the page for more information. 

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