If you have a recent Polaris trail, crossover, mountain or utility snowmobile sitting in the garage, shop or trailer, you might want to get ahold of your dealer and get in line because you and 57,000 other folks need to schedule an appointment.
Polaris is recalling a wide cross-section of 2015-2020 snowmobiles in the Axys chassis due to a concern over improperly secured fuel hoses. There have only been 13 reports of the gas lines actually coming loose, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) recall statement, and no fires or injuries.
When it comes to fuel lines, though — and perhaps particularly with Polaris, which had some fire issues with its UTVs that cost the company millions of dollars in lawsuits — the err goes to the side of caution.
All totaled, the recall affects approximately 41,200 units sold in the U.S. and another 16,100 in Canada, the CPSC statement says. “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free inspection and, if needed, a free repair,” the CPSC says.
Affected machines are as follows:
- 2015-20 Rush
- 2015-20 Switchback
- 2017-20 RMK
- 2017-20 Voyageur
- 2019-20 Indy
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One thought on “Polaris Issues Recall On 2015-20 Axys Chassis Sleds”
Its now mid-Oct and still no finalized repair scheme. Between dealer floor models and Polaris production line models getting the fix first, it will be a miracle if they get all affected sleds fixed before the snow flies. Conversely, how many other manufacturers use a poly tank with in-tank fuel pump that could suffer from the same issue plaguing Polarii?