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
Editor’s Note: This review was originally published in the October 2020 issue of Snow Goer. Every issue of Snow Goer magazine includes in-depth sled reports and comparisons, aftermarket gear and accessories reviews, riding destination articles, do-it-yourself repair information, snowmobile technology and more! Subscribe to Snow Goer now to receive issues delivered to your door or your computer for a low cost.