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Ok, I will start. I believe the next recall item will be the hood latching mechanism. Why, because it has been a source of many peoples complaints and a safety issue. Many on this forum have changed over to after market (stronger) brackets and latches. I have not because I religiously lower my hood to approx. 1 foot than let it drop shut. Then I walk around and push each corner above where the latch is to make sure it has engaged. This last time out on the highway I noticed that my latch by the windshield on the driver side was moving about. I found a off ramp and checked it by pushing on it. But what seemed like it was closed turned out not to be so. It seems that the hood touches the windshield or ledge and not matter how hard I pushed down it did not click. Finally it did. The point is: I had properly closed the hood from the start and checked it by hand each time I ever open the hood. Since I pushed on it and it was hard down, I had no way of knowing that it was not engaged. I realize that the hood is reverse and so probably won't flip up while at highway speeds, however, it still lifts up as going down the highway. I believe this could be a serious safety issue and can't believe it has not been addressed by Polaris since many on the forum have reported similar problems. Now I can never be confident the hood is close just by pushing on it. What is my alternative? I would buy the aftermarket hood / latch systems but feel this is a design flaw and should be corrected by Polaris.
 

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Ok, I will start. I believe the next recall item will be the hood latching mechanism. Why, because it has been a source of many peoples complaints and a safety issue. Many on this forum have changed over to after market (stronger) brackets and latches. I have not because I religiously lower my hood to approx. 1 foot than let it drop shut. Then I walk around and push each corner above where the latch is to make sure it has engaged. This last time out on the highway I noticed that my latch by the windshield on the driver side was moving about. I found a off ramp and checked it by pushing on it. But what seemed like it was closed turned out not to be so. It seems that the hood touches the windshield or ledge and not matter how hard I pushed down it did not click. Finally it did. The point is: I had properly closed the hood from the start and checked it by hand each time I ever open the hood. Since I pushed on it and it was hard down, I had no way of knowing that it was not engaged. I realize that the hood is reverse and so probably won't flip up while at highway speeds, however, it still lifts up as going down the highway. I believe this could be a serious safety issue and can't believe it has not been addressed by Polaris since many on the forum have reported similar problems. Now I can never be confident the hood is close just by pushing on it. What is my alternative? I would buy the aftermarket hood / latch systems but feel this is a design flaw and should be corrected by Polaris.
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Early on we had to make some minor hood adjustments so it would clear the Madstad windshield when closing, since then hood has latched securely just like it is supposed to with maybe a minor assist every now and then..............no complaints! :)

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Technically, Polaris maintains dropping the hood can damage the locking mechanism. I typically do drop mine, but on;y from about 6" or so and then I press above all 4 latch points. I bought some aftermarket hood brackets over 1 year ago, but still haven't gotten around to installing them.:D
 

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i use dry lube, clean & lube every 8 or 10 weeks.small drop from 6 in. push down on all 4 spots if clean you can hear click.to much flex in hood.
 

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This has been a persistent problem with our 2016.. It has to be closed from at least 6" and then I check all the close points. At times I will have to go back to the release mechanism on the front and activate it as if I am opening it just to get the windshield corners to engage and lock it down. I am still leery of it at high speeds as the fenders flap quite a bit so I know there is quite a bit of force being exerted on that hood..
 

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I think the next thing to get recalled is the cheesy high/low beam shutters in the center lights. I have one that works good and one that bounces all over. When I go from high to low beam the one bounces or flutters and the oncoming guy things I am messing with him/her. Just hoping i dont get a hot head that wants to push the issue, what with practice I am down to about 15000 rounds.


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The hood latch issues can easily be addressed by adjusting the latched and closing it properly. The brake pressure sensors are the item that may be recall worthy.
 

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This has been a persistent problem with our 2016.. It has to be closed from at least 6" and then I check all the close points. At times I will have to go back to the release mechanism on the front and activate it as if I am opening it just to get the windshield corners to engage and lock it down. I am still leery of it at high speeds as the fenders flap quite a bit so I know there is quite a bit of force being exerted on that hood..
I adjusted my hood latches the day after I got it. They work fine, but I still don't like the fenders flapping and wish they would come up with a fix for that without having to drill holes in the fenders.
 

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@Denver Bill did the magnet fix to the Titanium, works great! (No more flapping fenders.)

I think the next recall will be the turbo silver paint, as it totally underperforms... LOL

Maybe the steering rack, given the rate of failure and related steering issues. (The first recall was 2014/2015, many are still shipping with issues.)
 

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You watch they will address the first thing last... those stupid little reflectors that fell off the first time most of us rolled off the dealers lot...LOL
 

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The Alpha hood brackets cost $80 and after you properly align and adjust everything it's a non-issue evermore.

You can sit around and stew about the crappy latches, wait for Polaris to recall them (they won't) or fix the problem and be done with it.

Just pull your bootstraps up and solve the problem yourself. It's not much work to make them right.
 

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Ok, I will start. I believe the next recall item will be the hood latching mechanism. Why, because it has been a source of many peoples complaints and a safety issue. Many on this forum have changed over to after market (stronger) brackets and latches. I have not because I religiously lower my hood to approx. 1 foot than let it drop shut. Then I walk around and push each corner above where the latch is to make sure it has engaged. This last time out on the highway I noticed that my latch by the windshield on the driver side was moving about. I found a off ramp and checked it by pushing on it. But what seemed like it was closed turned out not to be so. It seems that the hood touches the windshield or ledge and not matter how hard I pushed down it did not click. Finally it did. The point is: I had properly closed the hood from the start and checked it by hand each time I ever open the hood. Since I pushed on it and it was hard down, I had no way of knowing that it was not engaged. I realize that the hood is reverse and so probably won't flip up while at highway speeds, however, it still lifts up as going down the highway. I believe this could be a serious safety issue and can't believe it has not been addressed by Polaris since many on the forum have reported similar problems. Now I can never be confident the hood is close just by pushing on it. What is my alternative? I would buy the aftermarket hood / latch systems but feel this is a design flaw and should be corrected by Polaris.
Don't think so, I was drop and hope all brackets would close. The right back bracket would latch sometimes without an extra push. Got it back from the dealer yesterday and it closed perfectly without the drop. I just layed it in there. Looked to see what they might have done to resolve the issue and noticed they adjusted the front two bumpers significantly. Getting the hood to close properly is an art sometimes best left to the professionals.
 

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The Alpha hood brackets cost $80 and after you properly align and adjust everything it's a non-issue evermore.

You can sit around and stew about the crappy latches, wait for Polaris to recall them (they won't) or fix the problem and be done with it.

Just pull your bootstraps up and solve the problem yourself. It's not much work to make them right.
how about a hood that won't open? 2016 ss delivered last night. dealer is about 75 mi away.
 

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how about a hood that won't open? 2016 ss delivered last night. dealer is about 75 mi away.
List your location and someone from the group is probably not to far away. The push down to unlock and pull up to open takes a minute
to get use to,

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