Name of product: Polaris Snowmobiles
Units: About 4,700
Description: This recall involves the following model year 2015 snowmobiles: 600 RUSH PRO-S, 600 RUSH PRO-X, 600 SWITCHBACK PRO-S, 600 SWITCHBACK PRO-X, 600 SWITCHBACK ADVENTURE, 800 RUSH PRO-S, 800 RUSH PRO-X, 800 SWITCHBACK PRO-S, 800 SWITCHBACK PRO-X, 550 INDY Voyageur 155, and 550 INDY Adventure 155. The 2015 600 / 800 AXYS RUSH and Switchbacks were solid in black, red/ white, and silver / black color schemes. The AXYS RUSH and Switchbacks have either “600” or “800” decal on the hood along with either “RUSH” or “Switchback” on the rear of the left and right sides of the rear suspension tunnel. The 550 INDY Adventures and Voyageurs were sold in red or blue and have either “Adventure” or “Voyageur” decals on the left and right engine compartment side panels. The model names and numbers included in the recall are listed below:
Polaris Model Year 2015 Snowmobiles
|Model Name(s)||Model Number|
|600 RUSH PRO-S||S15DP6PS / SA / SL|
|600 RUSH PRO-X||S15DF6PEL|
|600 SWITCHBACK PRO-S||S15DS6PS / SA / SL|
|600 SWITCHBACK PRO-X||S15DR6PEL|
|600 SWITCHBACK ADVENTURE||S15DA6PSL / SM
|800 RUSH PRO-S||S15DP8PS / SA / SL|
|800 RUSH PRO-X||S15DF8PS
|800 SWITCHBACK PRO-S||S15DS8PS / SA / SL|
|800 SWITCHBACK PRO-X||S15DR8PS / EL|
|550 INDY Voyageur 155||S15CU5BSL / EL|
|550 INDY Adventure 155||S15CJ5BSL / EL|
The model and VIN dumber are displayed on the right side of the tunnel. A complete list of the recalled vehicles including the VIN numbers are available at www.polaris.com.
Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received 11 reports of cracked or broken steering pitman arms of which 8 of the 11 reported loss of steering and 3 of the 11 reported a crash. One injury was reported. The consumer did not provide any details as to the extent of the injuries. No property damage claims have been received.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact their local Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting its customers directly and sending a recall letter to each registered owner.
Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2014 through November 2015 for between $8,000 and $13,600.
Distributor(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Manufactured in: United States
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