Fisher-Price C0530 Motorized Toy Car User Manual

Driveway Racer
™
Owner's Manual
with Assembly Instructions
For Models H2836, C0530, C0532
Model C0532
Model H2836
Please read this manual and save
it with your original sales receipt.
Tools needed for assembly: Phillips
Screwdriver and Adjustable Wrench
(tools not included).
Use only with a Power Wheels®
12 Volt Lead-Acid Rechargeable
Battery and Power Wheels®
12 Volt Charger with Type “12V”
Connector (included).
Model C0530
Requires one LR44 alkaline
button cell battery for
Stopwatch operation (included).
Product features and decoration may vary from the
pictures above. Helmet not included.
Table of Contents
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Parts Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Battery Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Stopwatch Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Label Decoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Battery Care and Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Rules for Safe Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Go-Kart Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Caring for Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Problems and Solutions Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
FCC Statement (United States Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
A
Important Information
• Your new vehicle requires adult assembly. Please set
aside at least 60 minutes for assembly.
• You must charge your battery for 18 - 30 hours
before you use your vehicle for the first time. We
recommend that you start charging your battery before
beginning assembly. Please see Battery Charging
beginning on page 7 for detailed instructions.
• Read this manual carefully for important safety
information and operating instructions before using
your vehicle. Keep these instructions for future
reference as they contain important information.
• This vehicle is designed for use on: concrete, asphalt
or other hard surfaces; on generally level terrain; by
children 5 years of age and up who have mastered
basic vehicle control skills.
• Make sure children know and follow these rules for safe
driving and riding:
- always sit in the seat.
- always wear shoes.
- always wear a helmet.
- never ride at night.
- only one (1) rider at a time.
• Use this vehicle ONLY outdoors. Most interior flooring can be damaged by riding this vehicle indoors.
Fisher-Price® will not be responsible for damage to
the floor if the vehicle is used indoors.
• This vehicle is meant for outdoor use only, on private
property. It should not be used on streets, alleys or other
public thoroughfares.
• Your child should not wear open toe shoes. Be sure
your child keeps loose laces and pant legs away from
the wheels.
• To prevent damaging the motors and gears, do not tow
anything behind the vehicle or overload it. Do not exceed
the maximum weight capacity of 120 lb. (54.4 kg).
• If you have any questions about your Power Wheels®
vehicle, please call our toll-free service lines at
1-800-348-0751 from 8 AM to 6 PM (EST) Monday
through Friday. Trained customer service representatives
are available to take your call in English or French.
Habla Español? Si usted tiene alguna pregunta ó
necesita asistencia llame gratis 1-800-348-0755 para
los Estados Unidos. Tenemos representantes que
hablan español para atender su llamada.
• For your convenience, Power Wheels® maintains an
independently owned and operated Authorized Service
Center Network with more than 400 authorized service
centers nationwide. The authorized service centers will
repair or replace parts under warranty at no extra charge,
and can perform non-warranty repairs for a minimal
charge. To find the authorized service center nearest to
you, visit us on-line at www.powerwheels.com or call
1-800-348-0751.
• If you would like to register your vehicle, please visit us
on-line at www.powerwheels.com.
2
B
Warnings and Cautions
ELECTRICAL HAZARD
WARNING
• Battery can fall out and injure a child if vehicle tips over. Always use battery cover (clamp).
• PREVENT FIRE
- Never modify the electrical system. Alterations could cause a fire resulting in serious
injury and could also ruin the electrical system.
- Use of the wrong type battery or charger could cause a fire or explosion resulting in
serious injury.
- Use of Power Wheels® components in products other than Power Wheels® vehicles
could cause overheating, fire or explosion.
• The battery must be handled by adults only. The battery is heavy and contains sulfuric
acid (electrolyte). Dropping the battery could result in serious injury.
• Never allow children to charge the battery. Battery charging must be done by adults only.
A child could be injured by the electricity involved in charging the battery.
• Never lift or carry the battery by the wires or connector. This can damage the battery and
possibly cause a fire resulting in serious injury. Lift and carry the battery by the case only.
• Read the safety instructions on the battery.
• Examine the battery, charger and their connectors for excessive wear or damage each time
you charge the battery. If damage or excessive wear is detected, do not use the charger or
the battery until you have replaced the worn or damaged part.
• HOT motors. Handle carefully.
RIDING HAZARD
WARNING
• Prevent Injuries and Deaths
• Direct Adult Supervision Required
• Keep Children Within Safe Riding Areas.
These areas must be:
- away from swimming pools and other bodies of water to prevent drownings
- generally level to prevent tipovers
- away from steps, steep inclines, cars, roads and alleys.
CAUTION
• In the unassembled state, this package contains small parts. Adult assembly is required.
• Use the charger in dry locations only.
3
C
Parts
• If you experience a problem with this product, or are missing a part, please call us at 1-800-348-0751, rather than
return this product to the store.
• Please identify all parts before assembly and save all packaging material until assembly is complete to ensure that no
parts are discarded.
• Metal parts have been coated with a lubricant to protect them during shipment. Wipe all metal parts with a paper towel
to remove any excess lubricant.
Steering Wheel
Pretend Motor
Stopwatch
(with LR44 alkaline button
cell battery included)
Battery Cover (Clamp)
Cowling
Steering Tube
Seat
Steering Column
Cowling Cover
Frame - Model C0530
Frame - Models H2836, C0532
4
Parts
Rear Bumper
Wing
2 Struts
(Left and Right)
Pb
2 Flaps
(Left and Right)
12 Volt Battery
4 Caps
12 Volt Charger
Parts not shown: Label Sheet, Collapsible Pylons, Stencil, and Chalk.
Note: Tighten and loosen all screws with a Phillips screwdriver. Do not over-tighten the screws.
3 mm x 21 mm Screw - 1
/ 4 - 20 x 3" Screw - 2
1
/ 4" Washer - 2
1
/ 16" Washer - 2
3
3 mm Lock Nut - 1
#8 x 3/ 4" Screw - 35
.375" Washer - 1
(Attached to Steering Column)
/ 4" - 20 Lock Nut - 2
1
For your convenience, we’ve included extra fasteners!
All Fasteners Shown Actual Size
5
/ 8" - 16 Lock Nut - 2
3
D
Parts Diagram
8
Note: Model C0530 frame
shown in illustration below.
7
6
5
13
11
12
9
4
13
14
1
10
14
15
17
16
2
Pb
3
No. Part
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Quantity No. Part
Frame
Steering Column
Rear Bumper
Cowling Cover
Cowling
Steering Tube
Steering Wheel
Stopwatch
Battery Cover (Clamp)
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Quantity
Pretend Motor
Seat
Wing
Flap (Left and Right)
Strut (Left and Right)
Cap
12 Volt Charger
12 Volt Battery
6
1
1
1
2
2
4
1
1
Parts Not Shown
/ 4" - 20 x 3" Screw
/ 4" Washer
3
/ 16" Washer
1
/ 4" - 20 Lock Nut
3
/ 8" - 16 Lock Nut
#8 x 3/ 4" Screw
3 mm x 21 mm Screw
3 mm Lock Nut
.375" Washer
Label Sheet
Collapsible Pylons
Stencil
Chalk
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
35
1
1
1
1
7
2
2
E
Battery Charging
About Thermal Fuses
ELECTRICAL HAZARD
Your Power Wheels® 12 volt battery is equipped with a
built-in thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is a self-resetting
safety device which automatically “trips” and shuts down
operation of the vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded or the
driving conditions too severe. Once a fuse has “tripped”,
it will automatically reset itself after approximately
25 seconds and allow the vehicle to resume normal
operations. To avoid repeated automatic shutdowns,
do not overload the vehicle by exceeding the 120 lb.
(54.4 kg). maximum weight capacity or by towing
anything behind the vehicle. Avoid severe driving
conditions, such as driving up very steep slopes or
running into fixed objects, which can cause the wheels
to stop spinning while power is still being supplied to
the motors.
If a thermal fuse in a battery continually trips under
normal driving conditions, please contact your local
Power Wheels® Authorized Service Center. For the
location of the Authorized Service Center nearest to
you, please visit us on-line at www.powerwheels.com
or call 1-800-348-0751.
WARNING
• Battery can fall out and injure a
child if vehicle tips over. Always use
battery cover (clamp).
• PREVENT FIRE
- Never modify the electrical system.
Alterations could cause a fire resulting
in serious injury and could also ruin the
electrical system.
- Use of the wrong type battery or
charger could cause a fire or explosion
resulting in serious injury.
- Use of Power Wheels® components in
products other than Power Wheels®
vehicles could cause overheating,
fire or explosion.
• The battery must be handled by adults
only. The battery is heavy and contains
sulfuric acid (electrolyte). Dropping the
battery could result in serious injury.
• Never allow children to charge the battery.
Battery charging must be done by adults
only. A child could be injured by the
electricity involved in charging the battery.
• Never lift or carry the battery by the wires
or connector. This can damage the battery
and possibly cause a fire resulting in
serious injury. Lift and carry the battery
by the case only.
• Read the safety instructions on
the battery.
• Examine the battery, charger and their
connectors for excessive wear or damage
each time you charge the battery. If
damage or excessive wear is detected, do
not use the charger or the battery until you
have replaced the worn or damaged part.
Important Notes
• Your new battery must be charged for at least 18 hours
before you use it in your vehicle for the first time.
• You do not need to remove the battery from your
vehicle to recharge it.
• The battery must be upright while charging.
• The charger is not a toy.
• Do not short circuit the battery.
• We recommend that you start charging your battery
before beginning assembly of your new vehicle.
• Before charging the battery, examine the battery case
for cracks and other damage which may cause sulfuric
acid (electrolyte) to leak during the charging process.
If damage is detected, do not charge the battery or
use it in your vehicle. Battery acid is very corrosive and
can cause severe damage to surfaces it contacts.
• Do not charge the battery on a surface which could be
damaged by the acid contained inside the battery. Take
precautions to protect the surface on which you charge
your battery.
• Use only a Power Wheels® 12 volt charger with type
12V connector (120 VAC 60 Hz 28W with an output of
12 VDC 1200mA) to charge your Power Wheels®
rechargeable 12 volt battery.
• If your battery is old and will not accept a charge, do not
leave it in the vehicle. Always remove a dead battery
from the vehicle.
CAUTION
Use the charger in dry locations only.
7
F
Battery Charging
Assembly
Note: The illustrations in the Assembly section show the
model C0530 frame. Assembly is the same for all models
(H2836, C0530 and C0532).
Battery
WARNING
Children can be harmed by small parts,
sharp edges and sharp points in the
vehicle’s unassembled state, or by electrical
items. Care should be taken in unpacking
and assembly of the vehicle. Children
should not handle parts, including the
battery, or help in assembly of the vehicle.
Charger
Connector
1
• Plug the charger connector into the battery
.
• Plug the charger into a standard wall outlet .
Note: If power flow to the wall outlet is controlled by a
switch, make sure the switch is “ON”.
• Before first-time use, charge the battery for at least 18
hours. Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
• Recharge the battery for at least 14 hours after each
use of your vehicle. Do not charge the battery longer
than 30 hours.
• Once the battery is charged, pull firmly on the charger
connector to disconnect it from the battery. Unplug the
charger from the wall outlet. The battery is now ready
to be installed in your vehicle. Please see the Battery
Installation section on page 17 for detailed instructions
on installing your battery. If your battery is already
installed in your vehicle, simply re-connect the motor
harness connector to the battery and replace the battery
cover (clamp).
Cowling Cover
Cowling
• Fit the cowling cover to the cowling.
2
#8 x 3/4" Screws
• Insert four #8 x 3/ 4" screws into the pegs in the cowling
cover, as shown. Tighten the screws.
8
Assembly
3
5
Cowling
Assembly
#8 x 3/4" Screws
Frame
#8 x 3/4"
Screws
Bottom View
• Turn the frame on its side.
• Insert four #8 x 3/ 4" screws into the holes in the bottom
of the frame and into the cowling assembly. Tighten
the screws.
• Fit the cowling assembly into the front end of the frame.
Hint: Squeeze the cowling assembly slightly (on each
side) to fit it inside the frame.
• Insert two #8 x 3/ 4" screws into the front holes in the
cowling. Tighten the screws.
4
6
Steering Tube
Curve Faces
Front End
of Frame
#8 x 3/4"
Screws
Front of
Frame
• Turn the frame upright.
• Position the steering tube so that the curve faces the
front end of the frame.
• Fit the ends of of the steering tube into the holes in the
frame on either side of the cowling.
• Insert two #8 x 3/ 4" screws into the frame, as shown.
Tighten the screws.
9
Assembly
7
9
Steering Wheel
Closed End
Faces Rear
of Frame
Steering
Column
Side View
Hand-tighten
Bottom View
• Turn the frame on it’s side. Fit a 3/ 8" - 16 lock nut onto
each end of the steering tube. Make sure the rounded
side is facing out.
• Hand-tighten the lock nuts.
Hint: You will fully-tighten these lock nuts in step 10.
8
Steering
Column
• Turn the frame upright.
• Position the steering wheel so that the closed end
faces the rear of the frame. Fit the steering wheel onto
the steering column.
• Insert a 3 mm x 21 mm screw into the front hole in the
steering wheel neck.
• Next, fit a 3 mm lock nut onto the end of the screw in the
rear hole in the steering wheel neck. Make sure the lock
nut rounded side is facing out.
• While holding the lock nut in place with an adjustable
wrench, tighten the screw with a Phillips screwdriver.
Hole in
Steering
Linkage
10
Bottom View
Remove
and
Discard
Tape
• Wipe the steering column with a paper towel to remove
any excess lubricant.
• Remove and discard the tape that is holding the
.375" washer on the steering column. Do not remove
the washer.
• Insert the straight end of the steering column up through
the hole in the bottom of the frame, through the hole in
the cowling and out the hole in the steering tube.
• Fit the curved end of the steering column through the
hole in the steering linkage.
Completely
Tighten These
Lock Nuts
• Turn the frame on its side.
• Tighten the 3/ 8" - 16 lock nuts on each end of the steering
tube with an adjustable wrench.
10
Assembly
13
11
Rear
Bumper
Top View
• From the top side of the frame, attach a 1/ 4" washer and
1
/ 4" - 20 lock nut to each screw.
• While holding the 3" screws steady with a Phillips screwdriver, tighten the lock nuts with an adjustable wrench.
• Fit the rear bumper onto the rear end of the frame.
12
14
#8 x 3/4"
Screws
Pretend
Motor
/4" - 20 x 3"
Screws
1
• Turn the frame upright.
• Fit the pretend motor to the top side of the rear bumper.
• Insert three #8 x 3/ 4" into the pretend motor and tighten.
Do not over-tighten these screws.
Bottom View
• While holding the rear bumper in place, turn the frame
on its side.
• Insert two 1/ 4" - 20 x 3" screw through the bottom of the
frame and out through the top of the rear bumper.
11
Assembly
15
17
Left Flap
#8 x 3/4"
Screws
Cap
Cap
Right Flap
Wing
• Fit a cap over each retainer.
• Insert a #8 x 3/ 4" screw through each cap and tighten.
• Repeat steps 16 and 17 to assemble the right strut and
remaining caps to the wing.
Hint:There is a left and right flap. Locate the L on the left
flap and an R on the right flap.
• Turn the wing upside down. Fit the flaps to the sides of
the wing.
• Insert two #8 x 3/ 4" screws into the inside edge of the
wing and each flap. Tighten the screws.
18
Seat
Struts
16
Left Strut
L
#8 x 3/4"
Screws
Retainers
• Fit the wing struts to the back of the seat.
• Insert four #8 x 3/ 4" screws through the seat and into
each strut. Tighten the screws.
Hint: There is a left and right strut. Locate the L on the
left strut and an R on the right strut.
• Position the left strut so that the L is facing inward.
• At an angle, fit the left strut between the retainers on
the wing.
12
Assembly
21
19
Seat
Assembly
• Slide a 3/ 16" washer onto two #8 x 3/ 4" screws.
• Insert the #8 x 3/ 4" screws with washers through the seat
and into the wing. Tighten the screws.
Hint: The wing is designed to be adjustable. Please refer
to page 22 for information on how to adjust the wing.
Assembly is now complete.
• Fit the seat assembly into the frame.
20
#8 x 3/4"
Screws
#8 x 3/4"
Screws
• Insert six #8 x 3/ 4" screws through the seat and into the
frame, as shown. Tighten the screws.
13
G
Stopwatch Battery Replacement
Battery
Compartment
Door
Stopwatch
Shown Actual Size
Hint: The stopwatch comes with an alkaline button cell
battery. Use the following instructions only to replace the
button cell battery.
• Loosen the screws in the stopwatch battery
compartment door.
• Remove the battery compartment door and the worn
LR44 button cell battery. Throw the worn battery away.
• Insert a new, alkaline LR44 button cell battery into the
battery compartment.
Hint: We recommend the use of an alkaline battery for
longer battery life.
• Replace the battery compartment door and tighten
the screws.
Battery Safety Information
• Slide the stopwatch into the groove in the steering wheel.
Recycle Information (U.S.A. Only)
• If your product contains replaceable button cell batteries,
Batteries may leak fluids that can cause a chemical burn
please remove and recycle the battery(ies). If the
injury or ruin your product. To avoid battery leakage:
batteries in your product are not replaceable, please
• Do not mix old and new batteries or batteries of different
recycle your product.
types: alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable
•
Visit your nearest recycling center. For the location
(nickel-cadmium).
of the nearest recycling center, visit us online at
• Insert batteries as indicated inside the battery
www.service.mattel.com.
compartment.
• If a recycling center is not available in your area,
• Remove batteries during long periods of non-use.
contact us for a pre-paid mailing label. Visit us online
Always remove exhausted batteries from the product.
at www.service.mattel.com or call us toll-free,
Dispose of batteries safely. Do not dispose of batteries
1-800-432-5437.
in a fire. The batteries may explode or leak.
• Never short-circuit the battery terminals.
• Use only batteries of the same or equivalent type as
recommended.
• Do not charge non-rechargeable batteries.
• Remove rechargeable batteries from the product
before charging.
• If removable, rechargeable batteries are used, they are
only to be charged under adult supervision.
14
H
Label Decoration
Proper label application will help to keep the labels looking their best! When applying labels, keep the following
guidelines in mind:
• Wash your hands before applying the labels.
• Before applying the labels, wipe the surface of the vehicle with a clean, dry cloth to remove any dust or oils.
• Place the labels exactly as shown in the illustrations.
• For best results, avoid repositioning a label once it has been applied to the vehicle.
• After applying a label, rub the label firmly with a clean, dry cloth to make sure the label is adhered to your
vehicle. Start at the center of a label, and smooth towards the outer edges to remove air bubbles.
1
TM
7
TM
9
6
6
4
5
8
10
11
3
2
Left Front View - Model H2836
Right Front View - Model H2836
15
Label Decoration
9
12
10
11
4
10
6
8
3
2
5
1
7
Left Front View - Model C0532
Right Front View - Model C0532
5
3
1
2
4
6
6
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
8
7
Left Front View - Model C0530
Right Front View - Model C0530
16
I
Battery Installation
IMPORTANT! Use only a Power Wheels® 12 volt battery.
Use of any other battery will damage your vehicle. Make
sure that you charge the battery for at least 18 hours using
the enclosed Power Wheels® 12 volt charger before
operating your vehicle for the first time. Charge the battery
for at least 14 hours after each use of the vehicle. Never
charge the battery longer than 30 hours. Failure to follow
these instructions may damage your battery and will void
your warranty. It is easier to install the battery before
assembling the hood to your vehicle.
1
3
Tabs
Battery Cover
(Clamp)
Release Button
• Fit the tabs on the battery cover (clamp) into the slots
under the seat.
• Lower the battery cover (clamp) and “snap” into place.
• While pressing the release button on the battery cover
(clamp), lift to remove the the battery cover (clamp).
2
Motor
Harness
• Plug the motor harness connector into the 12 volt
battery. Push firmly to make sure the connector is
inserted properly.
• Fit the battery into the battery compartment, as shown.
17
J
Battery Care and Disposal
Care
Disposal
If a battery leak develops, avoid contact with the leaking
acid and place the damaged battery in a plastic bag. Please
refer to the information on this page for proper disposal.
If acid comes in contact with skin or eyes, flush with cool
water for at least 15 minutes and call a physician.
If acid is internally ingested, give water, milk of magnesia
or egg whites immediately. Never give emetics or induce
vomiting. Call a physician.
• Charge a new battery for at least 18 hours before first
use. Never charge the battery longer than 30 hours.
Overcharging or undercharging the battery may shorten
battery life and decrease vehicle running time.
• After the first charge, recharge the battery for at least
14 hours after each use. Never charge the battery longer
than 30 hours. Charge the battery after each use,
regardless of how long the vehicle was used.
• The battery must be upright while charging.
• Do not allow the battery to run down completely
before charging.
• Charge the battery before storing the vehicle.
• Charge the battery at least once per month, even if the
vehicle has not been used.
• Leaving the battery in a discharged condition will
ruin it.
• If the vehicle will be stored for more than two months, be
sure to disconnect the motorharness from the battery.
• Do not store the battery in temperatures above 75° F
or below -10° F.
• Use only a Power Wheels® 12 volt battery. Remember
to charge the new battery at least 18 hours before first
time use.
• Prevent the battery from moving freely inside the battery
compartment. Always use the battery clamp to secure the
battery in the battery compartment.
• Examine the battery, charger and its connector for
excessive wear or damage each time you charge the
battery. If damage is detected, do not use the charger
or the battery until you have replaced the worn or
damaged part.
• Always remove an exhausted battery from the vehicle.
Battery leakage and corrosion can damage the vehicle.
• Your Power Wheels® battery is a sealed lead-acid
battery. It must be recycled or disposed of in an
environmentally sound manner.
• Do not dispose of a lead-acid battery in your regular,
household trash. The incineration, landfilling or mixing of
sealed lead-acid batteries with household trash is
prohibited by law in most areas.
• Do not dispose of a lead-acid battery in a fire. The battery
may explode or leak.
• Return exhausted batteries to a federal or state
approved lead-acid battery recycler, such as a Power
Wheels® authorized service center, or a local seller of
automotive batteries. For the service center location
nearest you, please call 1-800-348-0751. Contact your
local waste management officials for other information
regarding the environmentally sound collection,
recycling and disposal of lead-acid batteries. If you live
in the State of Florida or Minnesota, it is prohibited by
law for anyone to throw away lead-acid batteries in the
municipal waste stream.
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Rules for Safe Driving
RIDING HAZARD
WARNING
Prevent Injuries and Deaths
• Direct Adult Supervision Required.
• Keep Children Within Safe Riding Areas
These areas must be:
- away from swimming pools and other
bodies of water to prevent drownings.
- generally level to prevent tipovers.
- away from steps, steep inclines, cars,
roads and alleys.
Teach Safety Rules to Children
While children can quickly develop the skill necessary to
drive this vehicle, it is important to remember that their
judgment skills are still very immature. Unsupervised
driving by children can lead to serious injury. Before
children use this vehicle, an adult should carefully
evaluate the driving area as well as the children’s skill
level and ability to drive this vehicle safely. Children are
not always able to recognize or anticipate hazards, even
when they have been taught about them. THERE IS NO
ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTE FOR DIRECT ADULT
SUPERVISION.
Teach appropriate safety rules to your child before
allowing operation of this vehicle. These rules should also
be reviewed with neighborhood children or other playmates
who want to drive this vehicle.
Riding Rules
Make sure children know and follow these rules for
safe driving:
1. Always sit on the seat.
2. Always wear shoes.
3. Always wear a helmet.
4. Never ride at night.
5. Only 1 (one) rider at a time. A child who is not sitting on
the seat or who is standing on the vehicle could fall off,
cause a tip-over or block the driver’s view. A child could
be seriously injured.
6. Do not allow any child to drive the vehicle in the street
or near moving (motorized) vehicles.
7. Do not allow any child to drive near bodies of water
(such as pools or creeks), obstructions (such as
furniture, low tree limbs or play equipment), or drop-offs
(such as stairs or decks).
8. Do not allow any child to drive the vehicle in the dark.
A child could encounter unexpected obstacles and
have an accident. Operate the vehicle only in the
daytime or a well-lit area.
9. Do not allow your child to drive on steep inclines.
Restrict your child’s driving to generally level ground
ONLY!
10. Do not allow your child to drive down or across a
steep slope.
- The vehicle may gain unsafe speed, even if the brake
pedal is pressed or the go pedal is released to stop.
- The vehicle may tilt and tip over.
- The wheels could lose traction, causing the vehicle
to slip.
11. Do not allow your child to drive up steep inclines. The
motor may stop and the vehicle could roll backwards at
an unsafe speed.
12. Use this vehicle only outdoors on private property. Do
not use in streets, alleys or other public thoroughfares.
13. Never put anything near any moving parts. Rotating
parts such as motors, gear boxes and wheels can snag
fingers, hair, etc., causing serious injury. Do not allow
operation of the vehicle when it is on its side or in an
upside-down position.
14. Do not operate the vehicle near flammable vapors
(gasoline, paint thinner, acetone, liquid wax, etc.).
The vehicle’s electrical switches, like most electrical
switches, emit an internal spark when first turned on or
turned off. The presence of flammable liquids or vapors
could cause an explosion or a fire. Keep all flammable
products in tightly sealed containers and away from
the vehicle.
15. Do not allow a child to operate the vehicle without
direct adult supervision. To prevent unsupervised use
of the vehicle, disconnect the motor harness from the
battery when the vehicle is not in use.
To disconnect the motor harness connector
and battery:
• Remove the battery cover (clamp).
• Unplug the motor harness connector from the battery.
• Replace the battery cover (clamp).
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Go-Kart Racing - Tips, Tricks & Tracks
PERFORMANCE FEATURES
GET READY…
Heads up! This is no ordinary vehicle. It’s a Hot Wheels™
Go-Kart, designed for speed and meant for racing. Here’s
some tips, tricks and track layouts to get you out of the
gate and enhance go-kart racing thrills.
Reset/Clear Button
Start/Stop Button
BRAKE Pedal
Low Drag Body
GO Pedal
Performance
Compound Tires
Super Responsive
Steering
Protective
Bumpers
Removable
Stopwatch
Steel Ladder
Chassis
High Contour
Racing Seat
Adjustable
Rear Wing
• Press the right foot pedal to go! The vehicle moves up to
7 mph (depending on the rider’s weight)!
• Press the left foot pedal to stop. The vehicle will also stop
when the right pedal is released.
• Help your child practice steering to learn how far and how
quickly to turn the steering wheel when driving forward.
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Working the Watch
Removable stopwatch sits right in the center of the steering
wheel so you can thumb-clock your own time. Or, pop the
watch out and hand it over to a designated timer!
Go-Kart Racing - Tips, Tricks & Tracks
Once you’ve got a track design in mind, it’s time to set up
the course. Use your turn maker stencil and chalk
(included with your kart) to mark turns. Set pylons to mark
boundaries. All kinds of common household materials and
objects make great track markers. With the help of an
adult, gather things like duct tape, milk jugs (filled with
sand or water), garden hoses, 2 x 4 lumber, PVC pipe,
paper plates, colourful plastic cups – just about anything
you can put to use – to set-up and mark your track. Draw
a START/FINISH line and you’re ready to race!
GET SET…
The Checkered Flag
Use materials you have at home
to make your own hand-held
checkered flag. Paper and felt
are excellent flag materials;
sticks, straws or wooden dowels
make good stems. Copy the
black-and-white checkered flag
pattern; add some glue or tape
to stick it all together!
Wave the checkered flag to
signal the start of a race and
each time a kart crosses the
finish line.
GO!
Speed is king when it comes to go-kart racing, but strategy
and driving skill are important components for achieving
your best times. Here are some tips to help you smoke
your competition and best the clock.
20'
Apex
Release Go Pedal
40'
Turn-In
The Start
It helps to know a track before you race. Become
familiar with the curves and corners of your track.
Always remember to choose your best driving line.
At the start of a race, pull your kart right up to the START
line. Keep your reflexes sharp and be ready to put the
pedal to the metal at the wave of the checkered flag.
Always remember to start your stopwatch at the
beginning of each run.
Hugging Turns and Cornering
There are three phases to proper cornering. When you
approach a curve, turn in and point the front end of your
kart toward the center of the turn. Release the GO pedal
slightly to slow the car just enough to smoothly drive
through the apex, or center, then accelerate to exit.
Remember: turn smooth and corner smart!
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16"
30"
30'
Track designs are limited only by your imagination. To
help you get started, we’ve included a few recommended
track designs.
Remember: Your kart is low and lean so always race on
a smooth surface.
Experiment with lots of twists, turns, straights and figureeights—the best race tracks are the ones that are fun to
drive! A closed-loop track with a single START/FINISH
line is great for racing. It doesn’t require a lot of space
and it allows you to "lap the track" as many times as
you want.
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Go-Kart Racing - Tips,
Tricks & Tracks
Oversteer
Oversteer gives the front tires more grip on the track. Shifting
your weight forward when turning will create more steering
control. Oversteer is useful on low traction surfaces.
Understeer
Understeer is just the opposite of oversteer. When you want
less front tire grip, lean back in the cockpit of your kart when
turning. Understeer is useful on high traction surfaces.
Adjusting the Rear Wing
A low drag body and adjustable rear wing gives your Hot
Wheels™ Go-Kart an aerodynamic (air-o-die-nam-ic)
advantage. That means that air flows over and around
the kart efficiently, which contributes to speed. You can
adjust the rear wing on your kart. (At really high racing
speeds, rear wings on real race cars are used to prevent
back-end lift.)
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Caring
For Your Vehicle
• Check all screws, cap nuts and protective coverings
regularly and tighten as required. Check plastic parts on
a regular basis for cracks or broken pieces.
• During snowy or rainy weather, the vehicle should be
stored inside or under a protective cover. Remember to
charge the battery at least once per month while your
vehicle is not in regular use.
• Do not operate the vehicle in wet or snowy conditions.
Never immerse any part of the product. Water or
moisture in the motors or electrical switches can cause
them to corrode and could cause switch or motor failure.
• Avoid operating the vehicle on sand, loose dirt or gravel.
Sand, loose dirt or gravel in the motors or electrical
switches can cause them to jam and could cause switch
or motor failure.
• The vehicle can be wiped down with a soft, dry cloth. For
a shiny finish, you can wipe plastic parts with a non-wax
furniture polish applied to a soft-cloth. Do not use
automotive wax. Do not use soap and water or spray
the vehicle with a hose.
• To ensure that your vehicle stays in good operating order,
we recommend that you periodically have your vehicle
checked by a Power Wheels® authorized service center.
For the location of the authorized service center nearest
to you, visit us on-line at www.powerwheels.com.
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Problems and Solutions Guide
IMPORTANT! If you experience a problem with your vehicle, first check the Problems and Solutions
Guide below. If you still experience a problem, please contact Power Wheels® Consumer Relations,
toll-free at 1-800-348-0751 between 8 AM and 6 PM (EST) Monday through Friday. Or, contact your
local Power Wheels® authorized service center. For the location nearest you, please visit us on-line
at www.powerwheels.com.
Problem
Vehicle does not run
Possible Cause
Undercharged battery
Solution
Charge the battery. A new battery should have been charged
for at least 18 hours before using the vehicle for the first
time. After first-time use, recharge the battery for at least
14 hours after each use. Never charge the battery longer
than 30 hours.
Check all connectors. Make sure the charger connector is
plugged into the battery, and that the charger is plugged into
the wall.
Make sure power flow to the wall outlet is “ON”.
Vehicle was running but
suddenly stopped
Charger is not working
There is no sure way to tell if your charger is working unless
you have a volt meter. If you suspect there is a problem with
your charger, contact your local Power Wheels® authorized
service center. They can test your charger for you.
Tripped thermal fuse
Each Power Wheels® 12 volt battery has a built-in thermal
fuse. A thermal fuse may “trip” and shut down operation of the
vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded or the driving conditions
too severe. The fuse will automatically reset itself after
approximately 25 seconds, allowing the vehicle to resume
normal operation. To avoid repeated automatic shutdowns, do
not overload the vehicle by exceeding the 120 lb. maximum
weight capacity or by towing anything behind the vehicle. Do
not drive up hills or run into fixed objects, which can cause
the wheels to stop spinning while power is still being supplied
to the motors. If a thermal fuse continually trips, contact your
local Power Wheels® authorized service center.
Loose wire or loose connectors
Check all wires and connectors. Make sure the motor harness
connector is plugged into the battery, and that there are no
loose wires around the motors.
Dead battery
If your battery is old or if you have not followed Battery
Care instructions, your battery may be dead. If you are
unsure whether or not the battery is dead, you can have it
tested at your local Power Wheels® authorized service center.
Electrical switch damage
The electrical switches can become corroded due to
exposure to water or moisture, or can jam due to loose dirt,
sand or gravel. Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized
service center for diagnosis and repair.
Motor damage
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service center
for diagnosis and repair.
Loose wire or loose connectors
Check all wires and connectors. Make sure the motor
harness connector is plugged into the battery, and that there
are no loose wires around the motors.
Tripped thermal fuse
Each Power Wheels® 12 volt battery has a built-in thermal
fuse. A thermal fuse may “trip” and shut down operation of
the vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded or the driving
conditions too severe. The fuse will automatically reset itself
after approximately 25 seconds, allowing the vehicle to
resume normal operation. To avoid repeated automatic
shutdowns, do not overload the vehicle by exceeding the
120 lb. maximum weight capacity or by towing anything
behind the vehicle. Do not drive up hills or run into fixed
objects, which can cause the wheels to stop spinning while
power is still being supplied to the motors. If a thermal fuse
continually trips, contact your local Power Wheels®
authorized service center.
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Problems and Solutions Guide
Problem
Short run time (Less than
1 - 3 hours per charge)
Possible Cause
Undercharged battery
Solution
Charge the battery. A new battery should have been
charged for at least 18 hours before using the vehicle for
the first time. After first-time use, recharge the battery for
at least 14 hours after each use. Never charge the
battery longer than 30 hours.
Check all wires and connectors. Make sure the charger
connector is plugged into the battery, and that the charger
is plugged into the wall.
Make sure power flow to the wall outlet is “ON”.
Vehicle runs sluggishly
Overcharged battery
Do not charge the battery longer than 30 hours. If you
suspect that your battery is damaged as a result of
overcharging, contact your local Power Wheels® authorized
service center. They can test your battery for you.
Battery is old and will not
accept full charge
Even with proper care, a rechargeable battery does not
last forever. Average battery life is 1 to 3 years depending
on vehicle use and use conditions. Replace the battery with
a new Power Wheels® 12 volt rechargeable battery.
Do not substitute parts.
Tripped thermal fuse
Each Power Wheels® 12 volt battery has a built-in thermal
fuse. A thermal fuse may “trip” and shut down operation of
the vehicle if the vehicle is overloaded or the driving
conditions too severe. The fuse will automatically reset itself
after approximately 25 seconds, allowing the vehicle to
resume normal operation. To avoid repeated automatic
shutdowns, do not overload the vehicle by exceeding the
120 lb. maximum weight capacity or by towing anything
behind the vehicle. Do not drive up hills or run into fixed
objects, which can cause the wheels to stop spinning while
power is still being supplied to the motors. If a thermal fuse
continually trips, contact your local Power Wheels®
authorized service center.
Undercharged battery
Charge the battery. A new battery should have been
charged for at least 18 hours before using the vehicle for
the first time. After first-time use, recharge the battery for at
least 14 hours after each use. Never charge the battery
longer than 30 hours.
Check all connectors. Make sure the charger connector is
plugged into the battery, and that the charger is plugged
into the wall.
Make sure power flow to the wall outlet is “ON”.
Battery needs charging
Be sure to charge the battery after each use.
Battery is old and will not accept
full charge
Even with proper care, a rechargeable battery does not last
forever. Average battery life is 1 to 3 years depending on
the vehicle use and use conditions. Replace the battery with
a new Power Wheels® 12 volt rechargable battery. Do not
substitute parts.
Vehicle is overloaded
Make sure you do not overload the vehicle by allowing
more than one rider at one time, by exceeding the 120 lb.
maximum weight capacity, or by towing objects behind
the vehicle.
Driving conditions are too stressful
Use only on generally level ground.
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Problems and Solutions Guide
Problem
Sometimes the vehicle doesn’t
run, but other times it does
Possible Cause
Solution
Loose wire or connector
Check all wires around the motors and all connectors to
make sure they are tight.
Motor or electrical switch damage
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service
center for diagnosis and repair.
Loose wire or connector
Check all wires around the motors and all connectors
to make sure they are tight.
“Dead Spot” on motor
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service
center for diagnosis and repair.
Loud clacking or grinding
noise from a motor-gearbox
Broken gears
Contact your local Power Wheels® authorized service
center for diagnosis and repair.
Charger gets warm during use
It is normal for some chargers to get
warm during use and is not reason
for concern.
No action required.
It is normal for some battery to
make noise and swell slightly while
charging and is not reason for
concern.
No action required.
LR44 button cell battery is dead
Replace the LR44 button cell battery in the stopwatch.
When the go foot pedal is pressed, the vehicle won’t run without
a push
Battery makes a sizzling or
gurgling noise when charging
Stopwatch display is faint or
stopwatch does not function at all.
If your charger does not get warm during
use, it does not mean that it is not working properly.
If your battery does not make noise or swell slightly
during charging, it does not mean that it is
not accepting the charge.
If, after reviewing the Problems and Solutions Guide, the vehicle still fails to operate, please contact your nearest
authorized service center or contact Power Wheels® Consumer Relations toll-free at 1-800-348-0751.
Hint! For faster service when calling Consumer Relations, completely charge the battery before calling and have
the following available by the phone:
• vehicle,
• vehicle model number (see label in battery compartment),
• vehicle production run number (see label in battery compartment).
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Bumper-to-Bumper* Limited Warranty
*One year limited warranty from the date of purchase on the Power Wheels® vehicle.
Six month limited warranty on the 12 volt battery.
For the original purchaser, this one year limited warranty covers the Power Wheels® ride-on vehicle (purchased from
Power Wheels®) against defects in materials and workmanship. The six month limited warranty applies only to the 12 volt
battery included by Power Wheels® with the original purchase of the vehicle.
This warranty covers normal use and does not cover the Power Wheels® vehicle or battery if damaged by unreasonable
use, neglect, accident, abuse, misuse, improper service or other causes not arising out of defects in materials or
workmanship. Evidence of any attempt at consumer repair will void this warranty. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER,
AND IS INTENDED TO EXCLUDE, ANY LIABILITY ON THE PART OF POWER WHEELS®, WHETHER UNDER THIS
WARRANTY OR IMPLIED BY LAW FOR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF
WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
Should you need service or assistance with your vehicle during the warranty period, do not return the vehicle to the
store. Power Wheels® has provided a nationwide network of authorized service centers. Power Wheels® is continually
expanding our Authorized Service Center Network. If there is not an authorized service center in your area, please call
Consumer Relations for information, 1-800-348-0751.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH MAY
VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
PLEASE SAVE YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT.
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FCC Note (United States Only)
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation.If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Note: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer responsible for compliance could void the
user's authority to operate the equipment.
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IMPORTANT!
DO NOT use this vehicle
for the first time until you have
charged the battery for 18 hours.
Remember to…
✔ Charge the battery immediately after each use.
✔ Charge the battery once a month during storage, even if the
vehicle has not been used.
Failure to follow these instructions will permanently damage your battery and void your
warranty. Please refer to the Battery Care Section in this manual for more information.
For high speed operation, please refer to the "How to Operate Your Vehicle" section in this
manual for more information.
DO NOT Return your
Vehicle to the Store!
Over 400
Authorized Service Centers!
Visit us on-line at
www.powerwheels.com
for the location
nearest you.
If you are missing parts or need assistance,
please call us toll-free:
Power Wheels® Consumer Relations
1-800-348-0751
8 AM - 6 PM EST, Monday through Friday.
Or contact your local, independently owned and operated
Power Wheels® Authorized Service Center.
For the location nearest you,
visit us on-line at www.powerwheels.com.
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