Polaris Issues 2015 Slingshot Recall

January 27, 2015
Byron Wilson
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Polaris has officially issued a recall notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for certain 2015 model year Slingshot motorcycles manufactured August 26, 2014 through December 16, 2014. According to the notice, “the affected motorcycles may be equipped with roll hoops that do not meet hardness specifications.” There are 1577 units potentially affected by the recall.

The issue was initially leaked via a dealer letter to Slingshot forums, but now Polaris has made the recall official. While there is no mention in the NHTSA documentation provided of a “do not ride” warning, the potential consequence of riding with an affected model is described as such: “in the event of a rollover crash they (the roll hoops) may not provide proper protection, increasing the risk of personal injury.”

Polaris plans to notify owners and dealers will replace the roll hoops, free of charge. The recall began on January 26, 2015. Owners can contact Polaris customer service at 1-651-408-7579 for more information. Polaris’ recall ID number is SLI-15-01.

Owners may also go to the NHTSA website, www.safercar.gov, for additional information or call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 15V020000.