Victory may be a defunct brand now, but Polaris still has an obligation to Victory owners for warranties and recalls, and as such we have some recall news for you today – to the tune of 26,182 Victory motorcycles being recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The recall affects a swath of models from the American manufacturer: the Victory Cross Country, Cross Country Tour, Cross Roads, Magnum, and Hard Ball – from the 2010 to 2017 model yeas – all of which are affected by engine misfires that may melt the rear brake line and wiring.
According to Victory, misfires from the engine cause the catalytic converter to overheat, which is turn makes the exhaust gas rise in temperature. Since all of the affected models are designed similarly, and have the same brake and electrical routing, the recall affects numerous Victory models.
To remedy the situation, Polaris will notify affected owners and Polaris dealers will re-route the brake line away from the catalytic converter, free of charge. This recall is expected to start in November 2017.
Concerned Victory owners may contact Polaris customer service at 1-877-737-7172, and reference Polaris recall number V-17-02. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.