Stop Sale, Stop Ride. Polaris Slingshot Recalled
Jan 20, 2015 - 10:55 AM - by MikeyB

No Slingshots shall be sold, none shall be ridden. As the name implies thats the gist of the latest letter Polaris has mailed to its dealers and owners of the Polaris Slingshot.

Two issues culminated in this latest hiccup. The first involves faulty ball bearings in the steering rack which could lead to a sudden loss of steering. Total loss, without warning. The second issue focuses on the roll hoops, which as per a Polaris supplier "are not up to the performance specs...and therefore may not protect the driver and passenger..."

Replacement parts will be available to dealers starting January 22nd, repairs are unlikely to begin in earnet until at least February.

Letter Sent to Dealers:

Dear Slingshot dealer,

Safety and quality are the highest priority for Polaris, and we want to make you aware of two important safety concerns for model year 2015 Slingshot vehicles.

First, we are issuing an immediate stop sale and stop ride for all Slingshot vehicles (SAF-15-01). We have determined that some vehicles may have defective ball bearings located in the steering rack which, should they fail, will result in unexpected loss of steering control. Due to the potential safety risks, please immediately notify your Slingshot owners that they should refrain from operating their vehicle until the necessary repairs are made.

Second, but unrelated to the steering safety issue, Polaris is also voluntarily replacing the roll hoops on certain Slingshot vehicles. We were recently notified by our supplier that some hoops, which are situated behind the driver and passenger seats, may not support the Polaris performance specifications. To ensure that Slingshot continues to deliver world class quality and address this potential hazard, we will replace roll hoops on the affected vehicles.

Formal Safety Bulletins for both issues will be delivered to dealers by the end of business on Wednesday, January 21st. Service parts will be available for dealers to order starting on January 22, with the vast majority of service parts available for dealer order by the end of January.
Polaris will replace all parts and make necessary repairs at no cost to customers. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this announcement as we work together to ensure safe riding.

Thank you for your continued support.
The Slingshot Team
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