Polaris Slingshot Recall: DO NOT DRIVE - Polaris Slingshot Forum
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-16-2015, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Polaris Slingshot Recall: DO NOT DRIVE

I just purchased my Slingshot SL last Friday night on 1/9/2015. Today my dealer called me and stated that Polaris was recalling the slingshots due to a faulty bearing in the steering column that could freeze locking the steering wheel. I was told not to drive my Slingshot until repaired. The new bearing is expected on 1/29/2015. I asked if Polaris was picking up the towing charges as they said it should not be driven. Polaris will let me know in the near future.

Corona Motorsports: 951-737-3280 to verify recall by Polaris.



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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2015, 10:42 AM
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Was supposed to go for a final test drive today with my wife. The dealer was going to let me take it for a good part of the day to make sure it fit in my garage and up my driveway.
Was called last night and informed of the recall and that no Slingshots should be driven.
It's supposed to be 60 degrees here near St.Louis which almost never happens in January in the Midwest. would have been a perfect day to buy a Slingshot. Now it looks like it will not be till spring.
Too bad, because I had the money in my pocket ready to buy.
I hope I can hold out till spring, because you know, I'm like a dog and, and squirrel, easily distracted with other toys.
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A whole month. That sucks.

With a brand new vehicle you have to expect some difficulties like this though. Better safe than sorry I suppose.



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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-19-2015, 11:10 AM
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Its not just the rack bearings either...

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The second issue involves the roll hoops over the driver and passenger seats on the Slingshot. Polaris was advised by a parts supplier that some of the hoops used are not up to the performance specs provided by Polaris, and therefore may not protect the driver and passenger adequately in the event of a crash.
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Wow, being bad enough to not adequately protect the occupants in the event of a crash.... Polaris should just be thankful there hasn't seem to be any severe injuries or even worse, fatalities because of this.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 09:15 PM
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My Camry had some powere window switches that could have burst into flames at amy moment,,, recall

Drove it for two years and traded it in to a Toyota dealer ... Never blew up on me!

If this was a "real" issue, they would be sending a tow truck to you house to pick it up today!

Until then drive it sensibly and turn it in when they get some parts and get it fixed!
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I guess the way they see it, is it's better to be safe than sorry as if something happens when the recall is in effect and they don't do something like this, it could end bad for them.
They have to protect their arses.



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Has this been lifted yet? Does anybody know? Are all things in order?



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All taken care of. Mine was fixed three weeks ago.
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