Recall News: Polaris Slingshot Trike Recalled For Defective Swingarm

According to the latest recall report from Polaris, the swingarm may fracture due to insufficient strength.

Polaris Slingshot recalled for weak swingarm.
A total of 17,572 Slingshot trikes are on the recall list for a defective swingarm.Photo: Polaris
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: October 19, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V755000
Component(s): Powertrain
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17,572
Manufacturer: Polaris Industries, Inc.

THE RECALL: Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Slingshot motorcycles (yeah we know, but vehicle regulations still put trikes in the same category) manufactured from March 4, 2014, to September 7, 2016. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with a swing arm that has insufficient strength.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: Due to the insufficient swing arm strength, the swing arm may fracture resulting in a loss of momentum or vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and repair or replace the swing arm, as necessary, 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-16-06.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: 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 safercar.gov.