Polaris recalls 9,100 Slingshots for headlight relay repair

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  1. 4Nines

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Polaris is recalling more than 9,000 2015-16 Slingshot vehicles because the headlight relay may fail, causing a loss of headlight capability while riding.

    Involved are the following:
    • Slingshots manufactured from April 21, 2014 to Oct. 22, 2015,
    • Slingshot SL models made from April 28 to Oct. 23, 2015, and
    • Slingshot SL SE models manufactured from Dec. 15, 2014, to Oct. 22, 2015.
    "In conditions of high underhood heat, the amperage rating for the headlight circuit relay may become marginal," Polaris reported. "In addition, the temperature at the female terminal pin is higher than what is desired. These two issues can cause the relay to fail intermittently and/or cause the wiring at the relay to become damaged. These issues could cause the headlights to intermittently or completely turn off while the vehicle is in operation."

    The first indication that a problem exists is that the headlights may intermittently flash on and off for brief periods of time, and then otherwise operate normally, the OEM told NHTSA. "This can continue for quite some time before the headlight circuit becomes damaged enough to completely shut the headlights off," it noted.

    Total number of vehicles affected, according to Polaris: 9,182. Polaris estimates that 8 percent of the total have this defect.

    Polaris is notifying owners. Dealers are asked to replace the single headlight relay with a circuit that uses two headlight relays, free of charge. The recall (Polaris No. SLI-15-05; NHTSA campaign No. 15V777000) is expected to begin Dec. 4.
     
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    Think they will send a recall letter to the owners
     
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    According to the bulletin "Customer Notification" section (at the bottom) they're supposed to...
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    Do we get a bluetooth speaker this time also?
     
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    Comes with free fire extinguisher... :rolleyes:
     
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    @Tripod I wish you would quit being so negative around Bill and Justina !;)
     
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    Oops, you're right! I'm positive it comes with a free fire extinguisher...
     
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    Put 16,901 miles on the 2015 Slingshot when the head lights failed,
    guess I better get the 2016 into the dealership soon.....
     
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    Im gunna recall $20 gas money from dealer to get this fixed!!:D
     
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    Huh it's a stop ride....should be $200 for the tow.
     
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    Nice!

    They can package in this recall with my warranty swap of my steering rack and angle drive.

    Yipeee!
     
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