Recall: Polaris Slingshot

11/01/2016 @ 11:34 pm, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS


Polaris Slingshot owners should take note of this latest recall, as it affects 6,860 Slingshot motorcycles that were manufactured between December 28, 2015, and April 27, 2016.

According to the documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the brake pressure switch on the affected units may have been over tightened, which may have damaged the seal.

If the brake pressure switch is damaged, it may allow brake fluid to leak, which would result in reduced braking performance. Since this can increase the likelihood of a crash, the recall was issued.

As such, Polaris will notify affected owners, and Polaris dealers will install new brake pressure switch seals, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin this month.

Concerned ownder may contact Polaris customer service at 1-855-863-2284, and reference recall number T-16-02. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and

Source: NHTSA

  • Sam Miller

    That is only the beginning. There are 2 other recalls and 2 tech bulletins just announced as well. Swingarm replacement….Oh boy.

  • Shinigami

    This is as much a motorcycle as the new air rifle that shoots arrows is a bow.

    (they are not)

  • Mitchel Durnell

    I feel it’s amazing that these things got classified in that way. Like, the defining characteristic of a motorcycle is the gyroscopic motion and steering method, which defines how humans operate it – not the number of wheels. This thing and the Spyder are cars, just with a different rear ‘axle’ and one wheel instead of two. Even the Spyder is a car, you just happen to sit on it and the steering wheel is actually bars.

    Also, I prefer sitting down in one of these things, not riding on top of one like some Power Wheels for Grownups thing.

  • Shinigami

    If counter steering isn’t involved, it’s not a “cycle”.

  • Bruce Steever

    Is that the cause of the rear-end banshee shriek most of these things have?

  • Sam Miller

    Nope, that’s the right angle drive unit and totally normal. If you can call it that.