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GOLF CART CRISIS: Florida Sues American Custom Golf Carts Over Lemon

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Palm Beach County Man Spent $20K, Golf Cart Died, ACGS Ignored Florida’s Demands.

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Palm Beach County man has Florida’s Attorney General in his corner after spending roughly $20,000 on a golf cart that proved inoperable days after delivery.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody just filed suit in Palm Beach County against American Custom Golf Carts. According to the suit, ACGS sold PBC resident Jonathan Mauck a MOKE golf cart through its local dealer, Prime Golf Carts. The cost: $19,287.33. But after Mauck took delivery, “(the golf cart) stopped working after less than four miles and would not hold a charge. When it did work, it could not exceed 15 miles per hour even though its top speed is 35 miles per hour according to the manual and ACGC’s advertisements.”

After ACGC proved unable to fix the vehicle, and apparently refused to take it back, Mauck filed a complaint under Florida’s “Lemon Law.” An arbitration board ruled in Mauck’s favor and ordered ACGC to reimburse him the nearly $20,000 he spent on the cart.

But, according to the office of Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, American Custom Golf Carts ignored the order and refuses to pay. Under Florida law, that leads to fines of first $500 a day, and now $1,000 a day.

Moody’s lawsuit seeks an order forcing ACGS to comply with the Arbitration Board’s ruling and significant fines.

Read the complete suit, below.

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