Another recall for you, this time from the three-wheeled world, as Polaris continues to recall its Slingshot autocar because of issues with the seat belt and seats being able to detach and possibly slide.
It is of note that this is the third recall announcement (1st and 2nd) that has been issued by Polaris for a seat belt safety concern, which now affects 3,305 units from the 2018 and 2019 model years.
According to the recall documents, the drivers and passenger seat belts and seat back anchoring brackets may have been improperly welded.
On top of this, the recall also says that differences in the seat assembly may prevent proper latching of the seat slider, which could allow the driver’s seat to move unexpectedly.
To remedy the situation, Polaris will notify affected Slingshot owners, and Polaris dealers will inspect the seat belt bracket and seat back welds, as well as the seat slider latching function.
If a weld is found to be missing or incomplete, or if the slider doesn’t latch properly, the seat bases will be replaced, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin March 25, 2019.
Concerned Slingshot owners may contact Polaris customer service at 1-855-863-2284. Polaris’ number for this recall is T-18-01. Note: this recall is an expansion of recall 18V-195. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov