Columbia ParCar Golf Carts Not Up To Par; Recall Announced

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To many, there’s nothing more relaxing than a couple rounds of golf at a local club. That is, unless you lose control of your golf cart and crash.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with the Columbia ParCar Corporation of Wisconsin, has announced a recall of certain 2009, 2010, and 2011 Columbia ParCar golf carts, low speed service and utility vehicles. They were sold by ParCar dealers between July 1, 2008 and July 31, 2011 and ranged in price from $5,000 to $12,000. For the affected VIN numbers and specific units, please see the CPSC’s website. About 1,400 of the vehicles are affected.

The problem involves the proclivity of the lower steering yoke to become loose where it connects with the steering rack and pinion. If this happens, control can be lost and the vehicle may crash. If your vehicle is affected, you can bring it to a local ParCar dealer for a free inspection and maintenance.

As a San Francisco personal injury lawyer, I find it unfortunate that this product is experiencing these problems, but hopefully the recall information can filter out before any consumer is negatively affected. As a personal injury lawyer in San Francisco, I would hate to see someone hurt while engaging in a seemingly low-risk activity.