Polaris recalls 2009 Assault snowmobiles
Bolts on rear suspension can break
Story by Staff, Photography by Polaris, Jul. 06, 2009Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
According to the recall notice, bolts on the rear suspension can break which can cause the rail tip to become dislodged and interfere with the snowmobile’s track. This can cause the track to lock up and the rider to lose control of the snowmobile, posing a risk of injury.
Thus far eight incidents have been reported in which the rail tip bolts broke, two of which resulted in the rider being ejected from the snowmobile. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves 2009 Polaris 800 Assault RMK 146 snowmobiles model numbers S09PL8EE and S09PL8ES. “Assault 800” is printed on the snowmobile’s hood. “Polaris” is written on the seat. The model number is located on the right side of the tunnel below the seat. The snowmobiles are red and black.
About 800 of these sleds, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold by Polaris dealers nationwide from September 2008 through June 2009 for approximately $10,600.
Consumers are being asked to immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact any Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.
For additional information, contact Polaris toll-free at (888) 704-5290 or visit the official Web site at www.polarisindustries.com.