Polaris is Recalling 6,618 Victory motorcycles


WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 25, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     VICTORY / CROSS COUNTRY 2012-2013
     VICTORY / CROSS ROADS 2012-2013
     VICTORY / HAMMER 2012-2013
     VICTORY / HARD-BALL 2012-2013
     VICTORY / HIGH-BALL 2012-2013
     VICTORY / JACKPOT 2012-2013
     VICTORY / JUDGE 2012-2013
     VICTORY / VEGAS 2012-2013
     VICTORY / VISION 2012-2013
Manufacturer: POLARIS INDUSTRIES, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: SEP 17, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V457000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,618
 Polaris is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Victory motorcycles manufactured from January 3, 2012, through August 15, 2012. A torqueing procedure may have been missed on some throttle cable retention nuts. On certain motorcycles, the throttle cable retention nuts for either the pull or push throttle cable may have not been torqued correctly.
 If the torqueing is missed and the retention nuts are loose, the retention nuts closest to the throttle body can become dislodged and interfere with the throttle function, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Victory will notify owners and dealers will correctly torque the fasteners free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on October 12, 2012. Owners may contact Victory consumer service department by calling 1-888-704-5290.
 Polaris’ recall number is V-12-01. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.