Snowmobiles Recalled by Polaris Due to Crash Hazard

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WASHINGTON, D.C. May 15, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL SUMMERY

Name of product: RMK and SKS snowmobiles

Hazard: A weld on the steering post can separate, resulting in loss of steering control, posing a crash hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: May 9, 2017

Recall number: 17-745

Consumer Contact: Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com.

 

RECALL DETAILS

Description: 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

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received 13 reports of a steering post weld separation. No injuries have been reported.

Units: About 6,000

Sold At: Polaris dealers nationwide from May 2016 through March 2017 for between $12,000 and $15,200.

Manufacturer(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Distributor(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Manufactured In: U.S.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission

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