Loss of Steering in Polaris Snowmobiles Results in Recall

Loss of Steering in Polaris Snowmobiles Results in Recall
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December 10, 2015

Several models of snowmobiles are subject to a recall from Polaris due to safety concerns.

The manufacturer is recalling about 4,700 of the winter weather vehicles after the discovery that the steering pitman arm or drag link can crack and result in a loss of steering, posing a crash hazard.

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. For a list of the associated model numbers of the recall vehicles, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

Consumers could purchase these products at Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2014 through November 2015 for between $8,000 and $13,600.

Polaris has received 11 reports of cracked or broken steering pitman arms of which eight reported loss of steering and three reported a crash. One injury was reported.

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.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Polaris at (888) 704-5290.