Polaris Slingshot Forum

by dascrow on Feb 25, 2013
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Welcome to SlingshotForums.net, the first and largest Polaris Slingshot Forum on the net. SlingshotForums.net is a community dedicated to the upcoming / rumored Polaris three wheel road vehicle. Our goal is to be a friendly community comprised of Slingshot owners and enthusiasts. To participate fully in the site all you need to do is register, it's quick and free.
by 4Nines on Jan 27, 2015
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To our passionate Forum members,

Thank you for your continued patience. Safety and quality will always be the highest priority for Polaris. Please refrain from operating any Slingshot vehicle until the necessary updates are completed. If you own a Slingshot, be sure to contact any authorized Slingshot dealer to schedule your service appointment.

Rest assured that everyone at Polaris is committed to providing a smooth and swift resolution to get our riders and fans back on the road.

Polaris is working overtime to swiftly provide replacement parts for the entire steering rack and both roll hoops. Naturally, we want to provide authorized Slingshot dealers with immediate parts availability, which is nearly impossible despite our intense efforts for speedy implementation of these service bulletins.

We are happy to report that as of today, 50% of the replacement parts for customer owned Slingshot vehicles have already been shipped from Polaris to dealers. And by Wednesday, January 28, Polaris will have sufficient quantities of replacement parts in stock for dealer order to address the remaining 50% of customer owned Slingshot vehicles. Meaning that Polaris is on track to ship replacement parts, from the factory to dealers for ALL customers owned Slingshot vehicles by Friday, January 30.

For more information, please contact your local Slingshot dealer or the Slingshot Consumer Services Department at 1-855-863-2284.

On behalf of everyone at Polaris thanks for your continued support and passion.

Mike Jonikas
Vice President, Slingshot
by dascrow on Jan 21, 2015
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To our passionate Forum members,

Polaris is doing everything in our power to provide swift and smooth resolution for Slingshot owners and fans. Rider and product safety is our paramount concern, so please refrain from operating a Slingshot vehicle until the necessary repairs are made.

Update

Dealers have now received the information and procedures for performing service to replace the entire steering rack for all Slingshot vehicles, as well as replacing both roll hoops for certain affected vehicles. The initial quantities of replacement service parts are now available for dealers to order. We still expect to have the vast majority of replacement service parts available for shipment to dealers by the end of January.

Next Steps

Repairs must be done by an authorized Slingshot dealer. If you own a Slingshot please contact your local dealer to schedule an appointment to have the required updates made. Of course, Polaris will replace all parts and make the necessary repairs at no cost to customers. And, Polaris has made arrangements to cover up to $250 in costs associated with transporting your Slingshot to the scheduled service appointment. If you have placed a deposit to purchase, or are considering purchase of a new Slingshot vehicle, our factory production schedule continues as originally planned.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused for our customers and dealers as we work swiftly to ensure safe riding. Thanks for your continued support and passion.

Mike Jonikas
Vice President, Slingshot
by 4Nines on Jan 16, 2015
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To our passionate Forum members,

We know that many of you have already seen or heard about the announcement that Polaris made today with regards to safety bulletins, yet it is important that you also hear about this directly from us. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience caused by this announcement, yet rider and product safety is our paramount concern. Polaris is doing everything in our power to provide swift and smooth resolution for Slingshot riders.

To recap, we issued an immediate stop ride for all Slingshot vehicles. We have determined that some vehicles may have defective ball bearings located in the steering rack which, should they fail, will result in unexpected loss of steering control. Due to the potential safety risks, please refrain from operating your vehicle until the necessary repairs are made. Second, but unrelated to the steering issue, Polaris is also voluntarily replacing the roll hoops on certain Slingshot vehicles. We were recently notified by our supplier that some hoops, which are installed behind the driver and passenger seats, may not support Polaris performance specifications. To ensure that Slingshot continues to deliver world class quality and to address this potential hazard, we will replace roll hoops on the affected vehicles.

If you own a Slingshot please contact your local dealer starting on Wednesday, January 22 to schedule a service appointment to have the necessary updates performed. The replacement service parts will begin to be available for dealers to order on Thursday, January 22. We expect to have the vast majority of replacement service parts available for dealer order by the end of January. Of course, Polaris will replace all parts and make the necessary repairs at no cost to customers. If you have placed a deposit to purchase, or are considering purchase of a new Slingshot vehicle, our factory production schedule will continue as originally planned.

For more information access Product Safety...
by NickJ on Jan 16, 2015
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Houston, we have a problem...

According to the recall notice that a few of our members have gotten already, there is a STOP SALE and STOP RIDE out for the Polaris Slingshot. Some of the vehicles may have defective bearings in the steering rack, which, should they fail, will result in the unexpected loss in steering control. Due to the potential safety risks, persons should immediately refrain from operating their vehicle until the necessary repairs have been made.

They are also replacing some of the hoops on the Slingshot due to the fact that the supplier stated that some hoops do not meet the Polaris safety standards.

The service parts should be at dealerships by the end of January.

The customers affected by this recall will not be charged anything for these repairs.