Before making any modifications, buying accessories, or just talking with friends about your golf cart, it’s a good idea to know everything you can about your EzGo Textron golf cart model, including the date it was built.
So, what year is my EzGo? The year will be 1954 – Present as listed on the serial plate, the location of which is noted below. Here are the charts and corresponding date codes that should be all you need to nail down your exact Ez Go year and model golf cart and make it possible to order the correct accessories and repair parts.
Steps For Finding E-Z-Go Serial Number Locations
- On the frame under the driver-side seat – Pre-Marathon (1965-1975)
- Under the passenger-side glove box – Marathon (1976-1993)
- Inside the passenger-side glove box – Medalist (1994-1995)
- Inside the passenger-side glove box – TXT (1996 -2002)
- Behind the access panel flap under the seat – TXT (2003 and up)
- On the rear passenger-side frame – RXV (2008 & up)
EzGo Serial Number Lookup
1976 And Earlier Models
EZGO 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 EzGo 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 EzGo Golf Cart Models
Most modern (76-present) EZ-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 EzGo 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.
EZGO 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:
NOTE: CURRENTLY YOU CAN ONLY LOOK UP 2007 AND NEWER E-Z-GO GOLF CAR SERIAL NUMBERS ONLINE AT THIS LINK
EzGo 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-cycle 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.
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
EzGO Models X-440 and X-444 1965-78
Electric: Traction type 36-volt D.C. Series Wound
Six 6-Volt Batteries
1971-1975 17-CES 1PG 2-Cycle
1976 -88 EC25-2PG 2-Cycle
Model X-444 introduced the 4-Wheel cart
EzGo 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-Cycle Engine @ about 8 Horse Power
1989-1994.5 Robin 3PG 244cc 2-Cycle Engine @ about 8 Horse Power
1991-Present Robin EH29 295cc 4-Cycle Twin Cylinder @ 9 Horse Power
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.
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.
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
EZGo TXT Model Year 1996-Present
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
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.
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.