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 Name Model Year Model Number Serial Number Range
The DRIVE Models
YDRA (Gas)
2015 JC0 0600101~0606900
JC2 0200101~0211800
JW8 0500101~0516400
2016 JC0 0700101~0706598
JC2 0300101~0312000
JW8 0600101~0614300
The DRIVE Models
YDRE (Electric)
2015 JC1 0600101~0603300
JW9 0500101~0518300
2016 JC1 0700101~0703500
JC3 0000101~0004700
JW9 0600101~0618100
The DRIVE 2 Models
DR2A (Gas)
2017 J0A 0000101~0010100
J0B 0000101~0016900
J0D 0000101~0007200
2018 J0A 0100101~0105300
J0B 0100101~0107287
J0D 0100101~0104700
The DRIVE 2 Models
DR2E (Electric)
2017 J0C 0000101~0011400
J0E 0000101~0002900
J0J 0000101~0001999
2018 J0C 0100101~0105482
J0E 0100101~0101300
J0J 0100101~0100798

For more information visit www.cpsc.gov

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.