E-Z-GO recalls golf, utility vehicles due to crash hazard

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Augusta-based E-Z-GO is recalling about 30,000 golf cars, shuttles and off-road utility vehicles, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The vehicles are being recalled because a steering wheel nut may not have been tightened sufficiently, reducing the driver's steering control. This can result in a crash.

The company is aware of one incident involving an insufficiently tightened steering wheel nut and reduced steering control. The vehicle reportedly went over a curb, and a passenger received a chipped tooth.

The recall includes E-Z-GO, Cushman and Bad Boy Buggies brand gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled vehicles sold at dealers nationwide from August 2012 through February 2013 for between $6,650 and $10,650.

Consumers can visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website for information on how to contact the company for a free repair.

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