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Polaris Recalls Slingshot Due To Defective Ball Bearings

A letter was recently sent to dealers from the Slingshot team detailing the issue with the safety recall. Dealers have been told not to deliver any additional vehicles until repairs have been made so that it is safe to drive. Below is the content of that letter:

Dear Slingshot dealer,

Safety and quality are the highest priority for Polaris, and we want to make you aware of two important safety concerns for model year 2015 Slingshot vehicles.

First, we are issuing an immediate stop sale and stop ride for all Slingshot vehicles (SAF-15-01). We have determined that some vehicles may have defective ball bearings located in the steering rack which, should they fail, will result in unexpected loss of steering control. Due to the potential safety risks, please immediately notify your Slingshot owners that they should refrain from operating their vehicle until the necessary repairs are made.

Second, but unrelated to the steering safety issue, Polaris is also voluntarily replacing the roll hoops on certain Slingshot vehicles. We were recently notified by our supplier that some hoops, which are situated behind the driver and passenger seats, may not support the Polaris performance specifications. To ensure that Slingshot continues to deliver world class quality and address this potential hazard, we will replace roll hoops on the affected vehicles.

Formal Safety Bulletins for both issues will be delivered to dealers by the end of business on Wednesday, January 21st. Service parts will be available for dealers to order starting on January 22, with the vast majority of service parts available for dealer order by the end of January.

Polaris will replace all parts and make necessary repairs at no cost to customers. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this announcement as we work together to ensure safe riding.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Slingshot Team

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