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Yamaha recalls golf carts, personal transportation vehicles Accelerator pedal problems can lead to crashes October 3, 2018 Remedy: Owners of Yamaha golf cars should take a close look at their model number. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Yamaha golf car dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is con- tacting all registered owners directly. The Consumer Product Safety Commission an- nounced Wednesday that the manufacturer was recalling certain models of golf cart and personal transportation vehicle due to problems with the accelerator pedal. This recall involves the following model year 2016 through 2018 gas and electric-powered golf cars, personal transportation and specialty vehicles. The vehicles were sold in various colors including blue, green, red, white, tan and silver. The model and se- rial number can be found on a label under the seat on the left or right side. A spring in the pedal can break, leading to a possi- ble crash hazard. A full list of affected models can be found at the CPSC website. 417 reports of failures have been received by the CPSC, although no injuries were reported. Those affected should stop using their cart imme- diately and contact Yamaha for a free repair at any Yamaha dealer. 44 WWW.GOLFCAROPTIONS.COM Incidents/Injuries: Yamaha has received 417 reports of incidents involving spring failures. No injuries have been reported. Sold Exclusively At: Yamaha golf car dealers nationwide from June 2015 through August 2018 for between $5,500 and $12,300. Manufacturer(s): Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America, of Newnan, Ga. Distributor(s): Yamaha Golf-Car Company, of Kennesaw, Ga. Assembled in: U.S.