The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued two more recall notices for Polaris Slingshot vehicles, both affecting more than 17,000 units. The fist pertains to 2015-2017 Slingshots produced from March 4, 2014 to September 7, 2016 owing to the use of a swingarm that has “insufficient strength.” The second recall affects 2015-2017 Slighshots produced from March 4, 2014 to October 7, 2016. These vehicles are thought to have “insufficient clearance between the fuel line and hood structure.”
The swingarm issue was caused, according to the Safety Recall Report submitted October 17, 2016, by a casting tool which “does not adequately prevent shrinkage porosity in a high stress area.” Three swingarm fracture reports were received from June 8, 2016 to July 6, 2016 and it was determined to be due to a manufacturing defect on August 31, 2016.
Polaris plans to notify owners of affected models and repair or replace affected swingarms free of charge. Customers may contact Polaris customer service at 1-855-863-2284 for more information. The Slingshot swingarm recall ID is T-16-06.
As for the fuel line issue, Polaris received seven instances in warranty data where fuel lines were damaged by repeated contact with the hood. Over time the abrasion can cause a leak in the fuel line.
Polaris will replace affected fuel lines and ensure the retention clips are positioned properly free of charge. Customers can contact Polaris customer service directly at 1-855-863-2284 for more information. The Slingshot fuel line recall ID is T-16-03.
These are the second and third recall notifications for Slingshot vehicles in two days. Yesterday, the NHTSA notified consumers of a potential brake pressure switch issue affecting 2016-2017 Slingshots.