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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Columbia ParCar Recalls for Repair Golf, Service, Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

January 26, 2012 Alert #12-715 Columbia ParCar Recalls for Repair Golf, Service, Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Golf, service and utility vehicles Units: About 1,400 Manufacturer: Columbia ParCar Corporation, of Reedsburg, Wis. Hazard: The lower steering yoke can loosen where it attaches to the steering rack and pinion, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash. Incidents/Injuries: No injuries were reported. Description: The recalled items are 2009, 2010 and 2011 Columbia ParCar golf carts, low-speed service and utility vehicles. They are 36- or 48-volt electric vehicles manufactured from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011. Vehicles can be identified by their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) located either on the passenger’s side left kick panel, in the driver’s side storage compartment or on the steering wheel beneath the center cap. The following Columbia vehicles are being recalled: Eagle (P4E) Golf Vehicle: 2008 Models VIN Range: P4***-**G0231 through G0562 2009 Models VIN Range: P4***-**H0112 through H0302 2010 Models VIN Range: P4***-**I0101 through I0105 2010 Models VIN Range: P4***-**J0115 through J0420 2011 Models VIN Range: P4***-**K0101 through K0343 Shuttle (C6E) Personnel Carrier: 2008 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**G0143 through G0212 2009 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**H0102 through H0129 2010 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**I0101 through I0106 2010 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**J0107 through J0135 2011 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**K0101 through K0106 Tram (C10E) Personnel Carrier: 2008 Models VIN Range: TC1E4-*WG0142 through WG0206 2009 Models VIN Range: TC1E4-*WH0101 through WH0132 2010 Models VIN Range: TC1E4-*WJ0108 through WJ00112 2011 Models VIN Range: N/A Summit (SM/SUV) Utility Vehicle: 2010 Models VIN Range: SU*F4-4*J0109 through J0116 2011 Models VIN Range: S**F4-4*K0101 through K0106 Utilitruck (EU4, EU24) Utility Vehicle: 2008 Models VIN Range: U#***-**G0156 through G0253 2009 Models VIN Range: U#***-**H0102 through H0175 2010 Models VIN Range: U#***-**I0102 through I0102 2010 Models VIN Range: U#***-**J0106 through J0154 2011 Models VIN Range: U#***-**K0101 through K0124 (Note: # after U represents either a 2 or a 4.) Scout (S10E) Utility Vehicle: 2008 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZG0157 through ZG0241 2009 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZH0117 through ZH0178 2010 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZI0101 through ZI0103 2010 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZJ0104 through ZJ0147 2011 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZK0102 through ZK0126 Sold by: ParCar dealers from July 1, 2008 to July 31, 2011 for between $5,000 and $12,000. Manufactured in: United States Remedy: Consumers should contact local ParCar dealer for a free inspection and repair as required. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Columbia ParCar Corp. at (800) 222-4653 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.parcar.com Eagle Shuttle Tram Summit (SM) Summit (SUV) Utilitruck Scout --- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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