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Westward Industries Recalling 80 Go-4 Cars

June 2, 2014

Photo courtesy of Westward Industries.
Photo courtesy of Westward Industries.

Westward Industries Ltd. is recalling 80 2013 model-year Go-4 vehicles because of a problem that might affect braking performance, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

Go-4 vehicles are commonly used in parking enforcement operations.

The recall covers vehicles manufactured from June through December of 2013. They are all equipped with 20V front calipers.

Because of a gap between the front brake caliper and the non-vented brake rotor, the brake pads may eject as they become worn. This could diminish braking performance and lengthen stopping distance, NHTSA said.

Westward dealers will replace the thin non-vented rotors with thicker vented rotors to reduce the gap between the caliper and rotor. There will be no charge for this service.

Westward can be reached at 1-204-594-4100. The company is based in Winnipeg, Canada.


  1. 1. Victor Roxas [ March 18, 2018 @ 11:47AM ]

    I am a new owner of A 1997 Go-4 here in California. It was formerly owned by the County and City of San Francisco, CA.
    Here in California they want to do a Vehicle Inspection and verify the engine number.
    My friends and I have been looking feverishly for that engine number for 3 days now but unfortunately can't locate it. May I ask your assistance and Please give me specific instructions as to where I can find that engine number.
    A BT-57 manual says that it is just below the oil filler cap. But I don't see it.

    Hoping for your immediate reply in order that I can register this Go-4.
    Thank you in advance.
    Victor S Roxas III

    Sent from my iPad

  2. 2. Eric [ March 19, 2018 @ 10:52AM ]

    Mr. Roxas,
    The engine number is indeed stamped into the block of the engine, if I recall correctly it is on the exhaust side, but this is going a long way so I may be mistaken.
    There will be a machined surface on the engine with numbers stamped into the surface. It will most likely rusted over due to age, so a scotch brite pad and some WD40 will help. But is there. This is a Ford 1.3L engine so exact location should be fairly easy to find.
    Eric Burmeister
    National Sales Director


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