The Polaris Slingshot is apparently not impervious to problems as a recent “stop-sale, stop-ride” order from Polaris has put the Slingshot under scrutiny. Ok, it’s not exactly a recall, but it’s pretty close to one. The possibility of a recall is still likely if Polaris finds some problems with the Slingshot. So if you’re a Slingshot owner, you better be reading pretty carefully by now.
According to Polaris, an investigation is being launched on the possibility that there are some Slingshot models that have defective ball bearings in the steering rack. This problem could lead to a loss of steering, which, as many of you know, is a pretty dangerous situation to be in.
In addition, other Slingshot models are suspected to have roll hoops that fall below Polaris’ own performance specifications. This one is admittedly a little more vague than the defective ball bearings, but it was still a serious enough issue that Polaris has decided to put a stop to all sales of the three-wheeler for the time being, or at least until the issues are all ironed out.
Polaris has said that dealers should expect a full service bulletin this week and that repair parts will be made available in the dealer order system shortly after. The company has yet to comment on how long the stop-sale, stop-ride order will be in place, but if there are real and serious issues with the Slingshot, it might be a good idea to hold of on taking your Slingshots for a ride until Polaris comes out with the results of its investigation on its three-wheeler.
Click past the jump to read more about Polaris’ stop-sale, stop-ride order for the Slingshot.