PC-2023-03 – No Pedestrian Warning Sound System – 2021-2023 Pilotcar PC-2, PC-4, & PC-6

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December 7, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V832000

No Pedestrian Warning Sound System/FMVSS 500, 141

A vehicle that does not make warning sounds cannot alert pedestrians to the approaching vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V832000

Manufacturer PILOTCAR EV INC.

Components BACK OVER PREVENTION

Potential Number of Units Affected 265

 

Summary

The Pilotcar EV INC (Pilotcar) is recalling certain 2021-2023 PC-2, PC-4, and PC-6 low speed electric vehicles. The pedestrian warning sound system was not installed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 141, “Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles” and 500, “Low Speed Vehicles.”

 

Remedy

Pilotcar will install a pedestrian warning sound system with a digital sound generator, amplifier, and two speakers, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 22, 2023. Owners may contact Pilotcar customer service at 1-239-243-8023. Pilotcar’s number for this recall is PC-2023-03.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 


Chronology :

On 11/28/2023 Mete Timur president of PILOTCAR EV, Inc. (Florida-USA) contacted MIROX Corporation via email
about FMVSS #500 compliance testing.

Miro Kefurt President of MIROX Corporation subsequently called Mr. Timur. During the phone conversation
Mr. Timur disclosed that PILOTAR EV, Inc. has been assembling golf carts from “kit” that were supplied to and imported by PILOTCAR (Florida-USA) from PILOTCAR OTOMOTIV SAN. TIC. A.S. [Manufacturer ID 20932] (Turkey) and then assembled in Florida by PILOTCAR (Florida-USA) into completed vehicles.

There was no distinction between “Golf Cart” or “LSV”, therefore at this time it is unknown how many vehicles were actually sold by Dealers as LSV and registered for use on public roads. Mr. Timur and Mr. Kefurt had in person meeting in Las Vegas on 12/1/2023 and Mr. Timur provided information about the vehicles.

It was then determined that PILOTCAR vehicles designated as LSV do not have the required by FMVSS #500 & #141 VSP System (Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians). It was therefore determined by Mr. Kefurt that a recall of the vehicles that were sold as LSV needs to be initiated.

Due to the fact that PILOTCAR assembled and sold the vehicles in USA, Mr. Timur decided that PILOTCAR EV, Inc. should be responsible for the vehicles and recall them. PILOTCAR (Florida-USA) has been registered with NHTSA on 12/1/2023 [Manufacturer ID 23039] and the Recall Account was finalized on 12/7/2023.

 


9 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
PILOTCAR PC-2 2021-2023
PILOTCAR PC-4 2021-2023
PILOTCAR PC-6 2021-2023

 


3 Associated Documents

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-23V832-9522.pdf 106.724KB

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Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V832-8517.PDF 214.384KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V832-6971.pdf 645.682KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most recent Recall Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V832&docType=RCL

 


 

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