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Friday, May 15, 2020

Fire hazard prompts recall of golf and courtesy electric vehicles

By Susan Engstrom

A fuse may overheat while the vehicle is charging.

Garia Inc., of Houston, Texas, is recalling approximately 1,000 Garia Golf & Courtesy battery-powered electric vehicles because a fuse can overheat and melt while the vehicle is charging, posing a fire hazard (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-122, May 14, 2020).

Incidents and injuries. The firm is aware of five incidents of overheating and fire damage to the vehicles. No injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves Garia model year 2010-2019 golf and courtesy battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs). The models involved are as follows: Golf, Golf 2+2, Courtesy 4, and Courtesy 4+2. Garia VIN numbers (UJGDHSX1XAVXXXXXX - UJGDHSX1XKVXXXXXX) are printed/etched on the chassis under the front seat cushion. The model year of your Garia can be identified by the 10th digit in the VIN number. The list below can be used as a quick reference:

  • A = 2010
  • B = 2011
  • C = 2012
  • D = 2013
  • E = 2014
  • F = 2015
  • G = 2016
  • H = 2017
  • I = 2018
  • J = 2018
  • K = 2019

These vehicles were manufactured in Denmark by Garia A/S, of Denmark, and were sold by Garia dealers nationwide from January 2010 through September 2019 for between $15,000 and $75,000.

Remedy. Consumers should immediately stop charging these recalled golf and courtesy vehicles and contact Garia or a Garia dealer to schedule a free repair. Garia is contacting all known customers by direct mail and e-mail.

Important CPSC Recall Remedy Notice Due to COVID-19. CPSC is advising consumers that because of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall notices may not be currently available. Consumers should check with the recalling companies for further details. Moreover, the agency notice reminds consumers that CPSC and the recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Garia collect (281) 923-0291 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, e-mail at [email protected], or online at www.garia.com and click on "Safety Recall."

Companies: Garia Inc.

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