Yamaha Recalls a Variety of Vehicles due to Crash Hazard

According to cpsc.gov, Yamaha has once again recalled several of its Golf Cars, PTVs, and Specialty Vehicles due to a crash hazard.

The accelerator pedal return spring can break, posing a crash hazard.

The recall involves the following models for years 2016 through 2018 in both Electric and Gas. You can find the serial number and model located on a label underneath the seat of the vehicle on either the left or right side.

Model Year 2016

Drive Models YDRA (Gas)

  • Model Prefix JW8
    • Serial Numbers 600101 – 614300
  • Model Prefix JC2
    • Serial Numbers 300101 – 312000
  • Model Prefix JC0
    • Serial Numbers 700101 – 706600

Drive Models YDRE (Electric)

  • Model Prefix JW9
    • Serial Numbers 600101 – 618100
  • Model Prefix JC3
    • Serial Numbers 000101 – 004700
  • Model Prefix JC1
    • Serial Numbers 700101 – 703500

Adventurer Model YTF1A (Gas)

  • Model Prefix JW6
    • Serial Numbers 800101 – 800600

Adventurer Model YTF2A (Gas)

  • Model Prefix JW7
    • Serial Numbers 700101 – 701250

Adventurer Model YTF2E (Electric)

  • Model Prefix JW3
    • Serial Numbers 100101 – 100300

Model Year 2017

Drive² Models DR2A (Gas)

  • Model Prefix J0A
    • Serial Numbers 000101 – 010100
  • Model Prefix J0B
    • Serial Numbers 000101 – 016900
  • Model Prefix J0D
    • Serial Numbers 000101 – 007200

Drive² Models DR2E (Electric)

  • Model Prefix J0C
    • Serial Numbers 000101 – 011400
  • Model Prefix J0E
    • Serial Numbers 000101 – 002900
  • Model Prefix J0J
    • Serial Numbers 000101 – 002000

Adventurer Model YTF1A (Gas)

  • Model Prefix JW6
    • Serial Numbers 900101 – 900400

Adventurer Model YTF2A (Gas)

  • Model Prefix JW7
    • Serial Numbers 800101 – 800750

Adventurer Model YTF2E (Electric)

  • Model Prefix JW3
    • Serial Numbers 200101 – 200250

Model Year 2018

Drive² Models DR2A (Gas)

  • Model Prefix J0A
    • Serial Numbers 100101 – 110400
  • Model Prefix J0B
    • Serial Numbers 100101 – 119200
  • Model Prefix J0D
    • Serial Numbers 100101 – 110600

Drive² Models DR2E (Electric)

  • Model Prefix J0C
    • Serial Numbers 100101 – 111700
  • Model Prefix J0E
    • Serial Numbers 100101 – 102600
  • Model Prefix J0J
    • Serial Numbers 100101 – 102700

Adventurer Model YTF1A (Gas)

  • Model Prefix JW6
    • Serial Numbers 910101 – 910500

Adventurer Model YTF2A (Gas)

  • Model Prefix JW7
    • Serial Numbers 900101 – 900800

Adventurer Model YTF2E (Electric)

  • Model Prefix JW3
    • Serial Numbers 300101 – 300250

These vehicles were sold nationwide from Yamaha golf car dealers from June 2015 through August 2018 for between $5,500 and $12,300.

Yamaha has received 417 reports of incidents involving spring failures. No injuries have been reported.

According to cpsv.gov, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Yamaha golf car dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.

Chad Hively
Chad has been in the golf cart industry for 5+ years utilizing his skills in sales and marketing as well as producing various online platforms for dealers and OEMs. He resides in a golf community in La Quinta, CA where he takes at least one golf cart ride a day around the neighborhood with his family.