Polaris is Recalling certain 2016-2017 Slingshot motorcycles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 1, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL Subject: Brake Fluid Leak from Overtorqued Pressure Switch

Report Receipt Date: OCT 18, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V752000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,860

All Products Associated with this Recall

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Model Year(s)

2016 – 2017

Manufacturer: Polaris Industries, Inc.

SUMMARY: Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured December 28, 2015, to April 27, 2016. The brake pressure switch may have been over tightened in the affected motorcycles.

CONSEQUENCE: Over tightening of the brake pressure switch may damage the seal, allowing brake fluid to leak, resulting in reduced brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will install new brake pressure switch seals, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2016. Owners may contact Polaris customer service at 1-855-863-2284. Polaris’ number for this recall is T-16-02.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration