Polaris Recalls 1,896 Slingshot Motorcycles, Jan. 30, 2015

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—January 30, 2015.

SUMMARY: Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2015 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured August 26, 2014, to January 9, 2015, and 2015 Slingshot SL motorcycles manufactured August 18, 2014, to January 10, 2015. In the affected motorcycles, the upper pinion bearing may fail on the steering rack assembly, resulting in the pinion gear disengaging from the steering rack.

CONSEQUENCE: If the steering pinion gear disengages from the steering rack, a loss of steering control could result, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering rack assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2015. Owners may contact Polaris customer service at 1-855-863-2284. Polaris’ number for this recall is SLI-15-02.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: dot.gov