Defective or incomplete welds on the Polaris Slingshot’s seat base or belt buckle anchoring point could cause adverse effects…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 2, 2018 

SLINGSHOT RECALL: Seat Belt or Seat Back may Detach; Seat may Slide

If the seat belt buckle or seat back detach from the seat base, there would be an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash. If the driver’s seat unexpectedly moves, it can cause the driver to lose control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V195000

Manufacturer: Polaris Industries, Inc.

Components: SEAT BELTS, SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 24,235

Make Model Model Year(s)
POLARIS SLINGSHOT 2015 – 2018

Summary: Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling all 2015-2018 Polaris Slingshot motorcycles. The driver-seat and passenger-seat seat belt and seat back anchoring bracket may have been improperly welded. Additionally, differences in the seat assembly may prevent proper latching of the seat slider, allowing the driver’s seat to move unexpectedly.

Remedy: Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt bracket and seat back welds, and the seat slider latching function. If the weld is missing or incomplete, or if the slider doesn’t latch properly, the seat bases will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 16, 2018. Owners may contact Polaris customer service at 1-855-863-2284. Polaris’ number for this recall is T-18-01.

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.