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What Year Is My EZGo Golf Cart? Decoding The Serial Number

What Year Is My EZGo Golf Cart

Introduction To What Year Is My EZGo Golf Cart

The production year of your EZGo can be traced back from 1954 to the present, and this information is found on the serial plate. To help you accurately identify your exact E-Z-Go year and model, we have provided charts and date codes below. With this information, you will be able to order the correct accessories and parts for repair.

It’s crucial to have comprehensive knowledge about your E-Z-Go Textron golf cart model, including the manufacturing date, before you plan modifications, purchase accessories, or engage in discussions about it with your peers.

E-Z-Go Textron is a reputable brand in the golf cart industry, known for its quality products and services. The year of manufacture of an E-Z-Go golf cart is an essential piece of information that adds value to the product, assists in its maintenance, and enhances its resale value.

The serial plate location, mentioned below, and the accompanying charts and date codes will equip you with all the necessary information to accurately identify your E-Z-Go golf cart model and year. This way, you can ensure you’re ordering the correct parts and accessories, contributing to the longevity of your golf cart and optimizing its performance.

Steps For Finding E-Z-Go Serial Number Locations

  1. On the frame under the driver-side seat – Pre-Marathon (1965-1975)
  2. Under the passenger-side glove box – Marathon (1976-1993)
  3. Inside the passenger-side glove box – Medalist (1994-1995)
  4. Inside the passenger-side glove box – TXT (1996 -2002)
  5. Behind the access panel flap under the seat – TXT (2003 and up)
  6. On the rear passenger-side frame – RXV (2008 & up)

E-Z-Go Serial Number Lookup

1976 And Earlier Models

E-Z-GO has used several different manufacturer’s codes and serial numbers over the years. Here are some of the earlier years:

Before ’76, you could find the Serial Number Plates located under the driver side seat, just behind the driver side battery, on the fender skirt.

Example manufacturing code 644X 3456 

1st digit = 6th month of production

2nd digit = year of production (1974)

3rd/4th digits = If one 4, the vehicle is a three-wheeler;

If two 4’s, vehicle is a four-wheeler

X = Not Used

Four digits at the end = sequential number off the production line

So, in our example serial number, we can tell this is a 1974 Three Wheel E-Z-GO Classic (Marathon started in 1979) that was built in the 6th month of production and was the 3,456 unit off the line. If the serial had been 6444 3456, then it would have been a 4 wheel golf cart.

1977 – 2004 E-Z-GO Golf Cart Models

Most modern (76-present) E-Z-GO golf carts have their Serial Number & Manufacturing Code in or under the passenger side glove box area looking toward the center of the vehicle.

There are three different serial formats used in the models produced after 1976. If there is a letter in the manufacturing code, it represents a month, but not in the Jan=A Feb=B way. The manufacturing month begins in July or August (depending on what year) and so in our examples, an “A” would likely mean July.

Format #1: 791009 123456 (1979 Model)

  • 1st/2nd digits = year of production (1979)
  • 2nd/3rd digits = 10th month of production
  • 4th/5th digits (last two) = day of the month (09th day)
  • Six digits at the end = sequential number off the production line

Format #2: G1100 – 123456

  • 1st digit = A month is July
  • 2nd/3rd digits = 12th day of the month
  • 4th/5th digits (last two): year of production (1988)
  • Six digits at end = sequential number off the production line

Format 3: 96D12 – 123456 (October 12th, 1996)

  • 1st/2nd digits = year of production (1996)
  • 3rd digit = D month is October
  • 4th/5th digits (last two) = 12th day of the month
  • Six digits at the end = sequential number off the production line

Mid-2000 to Present E-Z-GO Models

In the mid-2000s, E-Z-GO changed the location and format of their vehicle information. They no longer included the manufacturer’s code, and instead of a plate inside the passenger side glove box, they applied a sticker under the choke plate on gas golf carts or under the charger receptacle on electric golf carts. If not in this location there is another place to look. Lift the seat and look toward the back and the differential. Lift the front flap of the black plastic access cover. Behind the flap is a steel frame member running side to side on the golf cart. On this frame member, there is another sticker containing the serial number and other identifying information.

Basically on ALL Ezgo golf carts from 1980 and up will have a 4 digit manufacture date code and a 6 digit serial number.

E-Z-GO RXV golf cart and 2FIVE Low-Speed Vehicle have a number location unique to their models. They both feature a sticker located at the bottom of the steering column. A second sticker is installed underneath the front end. You must get on the ground on the driver’s side of the vehicle and look through the top of the wheel well towards the frame.

If All Else Fails…

The following list is the serial numbers by the year produced:


E-Z-GO Models And The Years Produced

All of the carts produced ran on batteries until the year 1971, after which the 175cc model 17-CES 1PG two-stroke Robin version was included in the options.

From 1975 the EC25-DS 244c Robin engine was introduced.

The 300 Model Year Late 1950’s

The earliest Ezgo models were 36-volt electric vehicles. They were three-wheel golf carts and speed was controlled through a coiled resistor.

EZGO 300

Models X-400 1962-64

Electric vehicles only
Traction type 36-volt D.C. Series Wound
Six 6-Volt Batteries and molded body
Seat back is divided into two separate cushions

E-Z-GO X-400

E-Z-GO Models X-440 and X-444 1965-78

Electric: Traction type 36-volt D.C. Series Wound
Six 6-Volt Batteries

Gasoline engine
1971-1975 17-CES 1PG 2-Cycle
1976 -88 EC25-2PG 2-Cycle

E-Z-GO X-440

Model X-444 introduced the 4-Wheel cart

E-Z-GO X-444

E-Z-GO Marathon 1979-94

Plastic Nose, top solid piece – no integrated handles and seat back is divided into two separate cushions

Gasoline Engines available

1982 -88 Robin 2PG 244cc 2-stroke Engine @ about 8 Horse Power
1989-1994.5 Robin 3PG 244cc 2-stroke Engine @ about 8 Horse Power
1991-Present Robin EH29 295cc 4-stroke Twin Cylinder @ 9 Horse Power

E-Z-GO Marathon

In 1986 the following models appeared…


Basically a Marathon, just different front w/recessed headlights.


Same as Spirit but a 4-passenger.


The basic standard equipped golf car common to many golf courses throughout the world. It has none of the electrical add-ons such as headlights or tail lights, turn signals, or horns.

E-Z-GO Spirit


The E-Z-Go Golf FREEDOM was introduced in 1988 and it has a factory-installed head, tail & brake lights, and an electric horn. It had a standard golf cart body but it had a special black front nose cap that held the recessed headlights and acted as a large bumper. The FREEDOM name continued past 1994. Later a fuel gauge was added. Again, an EZGO Marathon with a custom shell/body.

E-Z-GO Golf Freedom

Medalist 1994-99

The top now sports integrated handles and the cushion back is one piece. The seat back is one piece instead of two separate pads.
Robin EH29 295cc 4-Cycle Twin Cylinder @ 9 Horse Power

E-Z-Go Medalist

E-Z-Go TXT Model Year 1996-Present

No bumper
TXT Gas – 2001- Robin EH35C 350cc 4-Cycle Twin Cylinder @ 11 Horse Power
TXT Gas – Present – Kawasaki FJ400 401cc 4-Cycle Single Cylinder OHV @ 13 Horse Power
TXT Elite -Zero maintenance lithium batteries (Faster Charge Time)
Since 1960, E-Z-GO has been part of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), hence the model name TXT


RXV 2008-present

Features a connected seatback, rounded front fenders with a large bumper on the front.
Also has a molded plastic roof with handles
Note: The serial number located in 3 different places on this model. One is placed on the steering column, the 2nd is located on the frame under the front access panel on the driver’s side, and the 3rd is located on the passenger side frame rail at the rear of the cart

RXV Gas – Kawasaki FJ400 401cc 4-Cycle Single Cylinder OHV @ 13 Horse Power

RXV Electric – 48 Volt – 4 12 volt batteries

RXV Elite – Zero maintenance lithium batteries (Faster Charge Time)


2Five Low-Speed Vehicle

48V AC drivetrain
DOT Street Legal 205-50-10 Radial Tires
Advanced IntelliBrake™ technology
Factory Installed glass windshield and electric windshield wipers, Head Lights, Tail Lights, Turn Signals, and Seat Belts.
Connected seat back Rounded front fenders with a large bumper on front Molded plastic roof with handles Serial Number located in 3 different places.

In Conclusion

Every golf cart manufacturer has its own tagging standard, and it’s handy to have a lookup table to sort out the makes and models. We will continue to keep these references up to date as we get more data and will keep the notes here for reference.

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About the author

Chuck began working on golf carts after relocating to a golf community in Arkansas, and acquired an interest in vintage “barn finds”. Even with the internet community as a resource for parts and reference, there are some searches that take hours to find needed information…and many results are incorrect. He compiles corrected diagrams and drawings to simplify the hobbyist’s quest for identifying and restoring their golf cart. He uses his personal experiences to bring you useful and current info to get the best out of your cart.

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