WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 28, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Vehicle may Go in Opposite Direction than Intended
If the operator intends to go forward, but the vehicle reverses instead, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V884000
Manufacturer Polaris Industries, Inc.
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,644
Summary: Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain 2016-2017 GEM E2, E4, E6, and ELXD electric vehicles manufactured May 29, 2015, to November 18, 2016. The drive mode switch can send an incorrect signal, causing the vehicle to go in the opposite direction than intended.
Remedy: Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drive switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016. Owners may contact GEM Consumer Service Department at 1-855-743-3436. Polaris’ number for this recall is L-16-01.
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