December 18, 2012
Name of Product: Snowmobiles
Units: About 82
Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Hazard: The bolt attaching the front, lower left shock can fail and cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle. This poses a serious hazard of injury or death.
Description: The recall involves 2013 Polaris Pro-RMK 600 and 800 snowmobiles. The snowmobiles come in red, white and black. "Pro-RMK" is on the lower right and left sides of the hood. The engine size and the letters "ES" or the words "Limited Edition" are on the upper right and left sides of the hood. The numbers "155" or "163" are on the rear of the tunnel. "Polaris" appears on the sides of the seat. The model number and serial number can be found on the right hand side of the tunnel below the seat. This recall includes the models listed below:
|Model Name||Model Number|
|600 PRO RMK 155||S13CG6GSA|
|800 PRO RMK 163||S13CH8GSA|
|800 PRO RMK 163 ES||S13CH8GSL|
Sold at: Polaris Snowmobile dealers nationwide from August 2012 through October 2012 for between $10,800 and $12,500.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the vehicles and contact any Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.
Consumer Contact: Polaris; toll-free at (888) 704-5290, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com, then select "Company" on the top menu, then select News & Events for more information.