Yamaha 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:
Serial Number Range
Drive2 Fleet DC (J0C1)
Drive2 Fleet AC (J0J1)
Adventurer Two AC (JW33)
Drive2 Fleet DC (J0C2)
Drive2 Fleet AC (J0J2)
Adventurer Two AC (JW34)
Drive2 Fleet DC (J0C3)
UMAX TWO AC (J0H1)
UMAX Rally AC (J0N1)
UMAX Rally 2+2 AC (J0R1)
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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