Yamaha Golf Car Company Recalls 2023 Model Year Golf Car and Personal Transportation Vehicles Due to Safety Hazards
According to a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall report states that certain 2023 Yamaha Golf Car have a defective accelerator spring, which can pose crash and injury risks. The dislodged springs prevent the accelerator pedal from returning to its resting position, posing risks of crashes, injuries, or even death. Owners of the affected vehicles are advised to stop using them immediately and contact Yamaha for a free inspection and repair. The defective accelerator spring prompted a recall and repair program. The recall was issued on July 06, 2023.
Product Name: 2023 Yamaha Golf Car, Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTV), and Umax.
The recall affects approximately 11,000 units (an additional 2,200 were sold in Canada).
The recall involves model year 2023 Yamaha Golf Car and Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTV). These vehicles were sold in various colors, including white, blue, green, and orange. The model name is located on both the left and right sides of the vehicle, while the serial number can be found on the frame beneath the operator’s seat.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately cease using the recalled 2023 Yamaha Golf Car, PTV, and Umax vehicles and contact Yamaha for a free inspection and repair. Yamaha is directly contacting known purchasers.
The recalled vehicles were sold at Yamaha Golf-Car dealerships and distributors nationwide from August 2022 through March 2023. The prices ranged between $6,200 and $9,700.
For more information, affected consumers can contact Yamaha toll-free at 866-747-4027 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. They can also visit the Yamaha Golf Car website at https://yamahagolfcar.com/ or the Yamaha Motorsports website at https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/motorsports/pages/cpsc-recall-alerts and click on the “CPSC Recall Alerts” tab.
In a lawsuit related to the Yamaha Golf Cart Company recall, where the accelerator spring defect poses crash and injury hazards, victims may seek various types of damages depending on the specific circumstances of their case. The potential injuries and property damages that a victim could recover in a lawsuit include:
- Personal Injuries: If the defective accelerator spring resulted in a crash or accident, victims may be entitled to compensation for their physical injuries. This may include medical expenses, such as hospital bills, surgeries, rehabilitation, therapy, and ongoing treatment costs.
- Pain and Suffering: Victims may seek damages for the physical pain, emotional distress, and suffering endured as a result of the accident and resulting injuries. This can include compensation for both the immediate and long-term impact on their quality of life.
- Lost Wages: If the injuries prevent the victim from working or result in a loss of income, they may be eligible to recover lost wages. This includes compensation for the time missed from work during the recovery period and potential future lost earnings if the injuries result in long-term or permanent disability.
- Property Damage: If the defective accelerator spring caused a crash or accident resulting in damage to the victim’s vehicle or other property, they can seek compensation for the repair or replacement costs.
- Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices: In cases where the victim requires ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, therapy, or the use of assistive devices, they may be entitled to compensation for these expenses.
- Emotional Distress: Severe accidents can cause significant emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or other psychological injuries. Victims may seek damages for the psychological impact and emotional suffering resulting from the incident.
- Punitive Damages: In some cases, if it can be proven that Yamaha Golf Cart Company acted recklessly, negligently, or with intentional disregard for consumer safety, punitive damages may be awarded. These damages aim to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future.
It’s important to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can assess the specific details of the case, gather evidence, and pursue appropriate compensation on behalf of the victim. They can provide guidance on the types of damages that may be available and help build a strong case to support the victim’s claims.
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