Recall: Polaris Pro-RMK Snowmobiles
On 2012-12-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Polaris Pro-RMK Snowmobiles due to a potential crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2012 for about $10800 to $12500.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Snowmobiles category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 704-5290
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What is the problem?
The bolt attaching the front, lower left shock can fail and cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle. This poses a serious hazard of injury or death.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves 2013 Polaris Pro-RMK 600 and 800 snowmobiles. The snowmobiles come in red, white and black. "Pro-RMK" is on the lower right and left sides of the hood. The engine size and the letters "ES" or the words "Limited Edition" are on the upper right and left sides of the hood. The numbers "155" or "163" are on the rear of the tunnel. "Polaris" appears on the sides of the seat. The model number and serial number can be found on the right hand side of the tunnel below the seat. This recall includes the models listed below:
|Model Name||Model Number|
|600 PRO RMK 155||S13CG6GSA|
|800 PRO RMK 163||S13CH8GSA|
|800 PRO RMK 163 ES||S13CH8GSL|
These items were sold new+ at Polaris Snowmobile dealers nationwide from August 2012 through October 2012 for between $10,800 and $12,500.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the vehicles and contact any Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.
Polaris; toll-free at (888)704-5290, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com, then select "Company" on the top menu, then select News & Events for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
No incidents or reports have been received.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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