Slingshot Owners Face Three Recalls For Various Issues

Even as it promoted its three-wheeled roadster at a popular trade show, Polaris weathered the release of multiple recalls for its Slingshot.

As of the time of writing, a total of three recalls were issued over the last twenty-four hours through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While a recall may paint a negative image, it should be considered as a good thing for owners of the vehicle related to the notice. After all, something that doesn’t work the way it should has been found and will be fixed, usually at no cost to the owner.

As mentioned, there are three recalls and Clutch and Chrome has consolidated them into this one article.

The first recall covered relates 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. This may damage the seal, allowing brake fluid to leak, resulting in reduced brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.

To fix this, dealers will install new brake pressure switch seals, free of charge.

Recall reference number - T-16-02

NHTSA Campaign Number - 16V752000

Model Years - 2016 – 2017

Potential Number of Units Affected - 6,860

Components Affected – Service Brakes and Hydraulic

Another recall references certain model year 2015-2017 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured March 4, 2014, to September 7, 2016.

The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with a swing arm that has insufficient strength. The swing arm may fracture resulting in a loss of momentum or vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

To fix this, dealers will inspect, and repair or replace the swing arm, as necessary, free of charge.

Recall reference number - T-16-06

NHTSA Campaign Number - 16V755000

Model Years - 2015 – 2017

Potential Number of Units Affected - 17,572

Components Affected – Powertrain

Polaris is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured March 4, 2014, to October 7, 2016.

The affected vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the fuel line and the hood structure, allowing the fuel line to rub against the hood until it leaks fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

To fix this, dealers will replace the replace the engine fuel line, and inspect the retention clips to reduce the risk of interference, free of charge.

Recall reference number - T-16-03

NHTSA Campaign Number - 16V754000

Model Years - 2014 – 2017

Potential Number of Units Affected - 17,795

Components Affected – Fuel Systems, Gasoline

The number to call and not only verify if a Slingshot is affected by any of the three recalls but also schedule for the work to be completed is Polaris customer service at 1-855-863-2284.

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