Recall Alert: Polaris Recalling Snowmobiles Due to Crash Hazard
A weld on the steering post may separate, resulting in loss of steering control
Polaris is recalling 6,000 RMK and SKS snowmobiles due to a crash hazard.
A weld on the steering post may separate, resulting in loss of steering control. This puts the rider at risk of a crash.
The affected vehicles include the 2017 Polaris RMK, PRO-RMK, SKS, and RMK snowmobile models. The brand name Polaris is printed on the seat, while RMK, PRO, SKS, or ASSAULT can be found on the side body panel. The vehicles were sold in several colors, and the model number and Vehicle Identification Number are both shown on the right side of the tunnel.
For a full list of the affected models, see the official Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.
The snowmobiles were sold at Polaris dealers across the U.S. from May 2016 until March 2017 for between $12,000 and $15,200.
Although the company has gotten 13 reports of a weld/steering post separation, no injuries have been reported to date. Nevertheless, Polaris urges consumers to stop using the affected vehicles immediately and to contact it to schedule a free repair. It is directly contacting all consumers known to have bought one of the snowmobiles.
For more information, consumers can reach Polaris at (800) 765-2747.