Recall: RMK and SKS snowmobiles
On 2017-05-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding RMK and SKS snowmobiles due to a potential crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2016 for about $12000 to $15200.
About 6,000 units are involved in this Polaris snowmobile recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Snowmobiles category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 400,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
A weld on the steering post can separate, resulting in loss of steering control, posing a crash hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves model year 2017 Polaris RMK, PRO-RMK, SKS, and RMK snowmobiles. “Polaris” is printed on the seat and "RMK," "PRO," "SKS," or "ASSAULT" printed on the side body panel. The snowmobiles were sold in several colors. The model number and VIN are displayed on the right side of the tunnel. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com.The following models are included in the recall:
|Polaris Model Year 2017 Snowmobiles|
|S17EFK8PS||800 PRO-RMK 155 SC SELECT|
|S17EFK6PS||600 PRO-RMK 155 SC SELECT|
|S17EFK6PSL||600 PRO-RMK 155 ES|
|S17EFK8PSA||800 PRO-RMK 155|
|S17EGK8PS||800 PRO-RMK 163 SC SELECT|
|S17EGM8PS||800 PRO-RMK 163 3" SC SELECT|
|S17EFS8PS||800 SKS 155 SC SELECT|
|S17EGP8PS||800 PRO-RMK LE 163 3" SC SELECT|
|S17EFP8PS||800 PRO-RMK 155 LE SC SELECT|
|S17EFT8PS||800 RMK ASSAULT 155 SC SELECT|
|S17EFS8PSL||800 SKS 155 ES|
|S17EGK8PSL||800 PRO-RMK 163 ES|
|S17EFK6PSA||600 PRO-RMK 155|
|S17EGK8PSA||800 PRO-RMK 163|
|S17EFT8PSP||800 RMK ASSAULT 155 POWDER ES|
|S17EFT8PSD||800 RMK ASSAULT 155 POWDER|
|S17EFT8PSA||800 RMK ASSAULT 155|
|S17EFM8PS||800 PRO-RMK 155 3" SC SELECT|
|S17EFK8PSL||800 PRO-RMK 155 ES|
|S17EFN8PS||800 RMK ASSAULT 155 3" SC SELECT|
|S17EHP8PS||800 PRO-RMK LE 174 3" SC SELECT|
These items were sold new+ at Polaris dealers nationwide from May 2016 through March 2017 for between $12,000 and $15,200.
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 vehicles and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com and click on "Product Safety Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Polaris has received 13 reports of a steering post weld separation. No injuries have been reported.
+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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