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Motorcycle Recall - Polaris Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  15V020000
Component:  Structure
Manufacturer:  Polaris Industries, Inc.
Recall Date: 01/20/2015
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1577
Defect Summary:
Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2015 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured August 26, 2014, to December 16, 2014, and 2015 Slingshot SL motorcycles manufactured August 18, 2014, to December 15, 2014. The affected motorcycles may be equipped with roll hoops that do not meet hardness specifications.
Consequence Summary:
If the roll hoops do not meet strength specifications, in the event of a rollover crash they may not provide proper protection, increasing the risk of a personal injury.
Corrective Summary:
Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will replace the roll hoops, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 26, 2015. Owners may contact Polaris customer service at 1-651-408-7579. Polaris' number for this recall is SLI-15-01.

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