Polaris has issued its first-ever stop-sale and stop-ride orders for the Polaris Slingshot recreational vehicle.
Billed as a “three-wheeled motorcycle,” the Polaris Slingshot is a recreational trike powered by a 2.4-liter GM Ecotec four-cylinder. It bases at around $20,000, and is capable of a 6-second sprint to 60 mph.
The recalled problems with the Polaris Slingshot are actually two-fold, as Autoblog reports. First, there appear to be defective ball bearings in-use in some of the vehicles’ steering racks. These can break-down and cause a loss of steering.
Second, the roll hoops on certain models have been found to be below Polaris’ safety standards, meaning that if you do lose control, say, from faulty steering rack bearings, then the hoops may crush in the event of a rollover. This would mean that occupants would have no defense against sustaining a head impact on the pavement, possibly leading to serious injury or death.
Polaris claims that dealers will be receiving details of the service bulletin in the mail today, with repair parts reaching the dealer ordering system sometime tomorrow.