Recall: Polaris Snowmobiles
On 2015-12-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Polaris Snowmobiles due to a potential crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2014 for about $8000 to $13600.
About 5,000 units are involved in this Polaris snowmobile recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 3rd recall of products in the Snowmobiles category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 400,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The steering pitman arm or drag link can crack and result in a loss of steering, posing a crash hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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. The 2015 600 / 800 AXYS RUSH and Switchbacks were solid in black, red/ white, andsilver / black color schemes. The AXYS RUSH and Switchbacks have either "600" or "800" decal on the hood along with either "RUSH" or "Switchback" on the rear of the left and right sides of the rear suspension tunnel. The 550 INDY Adventures and Voyageurs were sold in red or blue and have either "Adventure" or "Voyageur" decals on the left and right engine compartment side panels. The model names and numbers included in the recall are listed below:
|Polaris Model Year 2015 Snowmobiles|
|Model Name(s)||Model Number|
|600 RUSH PRO-S||S15DP6PS / SA / SL|
|600 RUSH PRO-X||S15DF6PEL|
|600 SWITCHBACK PRO-S||S15DS6PS / SA / SL|
|600 SWITCHBACK PRO-X||S15DR6PEL|
|600 SWITCHBACK ADVENTURE||
S15DA6PSL / SM
|800 RUSH PRO-S||S15DP8PS / SA / SL|
|800 RUSH PRO-X||
|800 SWITCHBACK PRO-S||S15DS8PS / SA / SL|
|800 SWITCHBACK PRO-X||S15DR8PS / EL|
|550 INDY Voyageur 155||S15CU5BSL / EL|
|550 INDY Adventure 155||S15CJ5BSL / EL|
These items were sold new+ at Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2014 through November 2015 for between $8,000 and $13,600.
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 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.
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 and click on "Product Safety Recalls" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Polaris has received 11 reports of cracked or broken steering pitman arms of which 8 of the 11 reported loss of steering and 3 of the 11 reported a crash. One injury was reported. The consumer did not provide any details as to the extent of the injuries. No property damage claims 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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