Polaris Light-Duty Electric Vehicles Recalled Due to Defective Seatbelt
Concerns over seatbelt safety are prompting a recall from Polaris Industries.
The recall applies to light-utility electric vehicles, including certain 2015 GEM EL, ES, E4, E4S, ELXD, E6, E6S, and E2 models. The seatbelts in the affected vehicles have retractor mechanisms that may fail, causing the seatbelt to be stuck in one position. This defect puts the vehicles in violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."
If the seatbelt does not retract or extend, the seat occupant may not be properly secured in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Polaris is including almost 1,400 vehicles in its announcement.
GEM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat belt assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2015.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact GEM Consumer Service Department at (855) 743-3436.