Polaris Slingshot sales stopped, vehicles recalled over possible steering failure

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The sales of Polaris Slighshot have been halted and the vehicles have been recalled over a potential steering failure that may compromise the handling of the car and result in an accident. Through this “immediate stop sale and stop ride” notice, Polaris has asked its customers NOT to drive the vehicle and has also adviced its dealers to stop the sales of this trike. The vehicle is also likely to suffer from faulty roll hoops, situated behind the driver and passenger seat, on certain models. The supplier of the hoops has notified that the part may not support the Polaris performance specifications.


Polaris has issued a voluntary recall for Slingshot vehicles and will replace the faulty parts on the affected vehicles at no cost to the customers. An image of the newsletter uploaded on the Slingshot Forum reveals this recall. The owners of the Slingshot can contact local dealer starting on Wednesday, January 22 to schedule a service appointment to have the necessary updates performed.

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The Polaris Slingshot is a three-wheel roadster that was introduced in July last year to celebrates company’s 60 years of innovation and to represents the future of on-road driving. The Slingshot is powered by a 2.4-litre dual-overhead cam engine which produces 173 horsepower and is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. Other features on the Slingshot include electronic stability and traction control, 3-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LED taillights, forged aluminum roll hoops, and 3-point seat belts.

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