Yamaha Recalls Golf Cars and Personal Transportation Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

Yamaha golf car recall

On February 22, 2018, Yamaha recalled about 161,000 units to be brought in for repair. The hazard is that the brake cables on the golf cars and PTVs can fail, posing a crash hazard.

This recall includes model years 2015 through 2018 gas and electric-powered golf cars , PTVs and utility vehicles.

There have been 285 reports of brake cables failing. No injuries have been reported.

Yamaha suggests consumers should immediately stop using these recalled Golf Cars and PTVs and contact a local Yamaha Golf Car dealer to schedule a free repair. Yamaha is contacting all registered owners directly.

Model NameModel YearModel NumberSerial Number Range
The DRIVE Models
YDRA (Gas)
2015JC00600101~0606900
JC20200101~0211800
JW80500101~0516400
2016JC00700101~0706598
JC20300101~0312000
JW80600101~0614300
The DRIVE Models
YDRE (Electric)
2015JC10600101~0603300
JW90500101~0518300
2016JC10700101~0703500
JC30000101~0004700
JW90600101~0618100
The DRIVE 2 Models
DR2A (Gas)
2017J0A0000101~0010100
J0B0000101~0016900
J0D0000101~0007200
2018J0A0100101~0105300
J0B0100101~0107287
J0D0100101~0104700
The DRIVE 2 Models
DR2E (Electric)
2017J0C0000101~0011400
J0E0000101~0002900
J0J0000101~0001999
2018J0C0100101~0105482
J0E0100101~0101300
J0J0100101~0100798

For more information visit www.cpsc.gov

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.

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