Polaris Industries, Inc., of Medina, Minnesota, has recalled approximately 6,000 of the RMK and SKS snowmobiles because a weld on the steering post can separate, resulting in a loss of steering control and a potential crash hazard.
Polaris has received 13 reports of a steering post weld separation. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves the Polaris RMK, PRO-RMK, SKS, and RMK snowmobiles from the 2017 model-year. They were sold from May 2016 through March 2017 and cost between $12,000 and $15,200.
The recalled snowmobiles have the word “Polaris” printed on the seat and “RMK,” “PRO,” “SKS,” or “ASSAULT” on the side body panel. The following models are included in the recall:
|Polaris Model Year 2017 Snowmobiles|
|S17EFK8PS||800 PRO-RMK 155 SC SELECT|
|S17EFK6PS||600 PRO-RMK 155 SC SELECT|
|S17EFK6PSL||600 PRO-RMK 155 ES|
|S17EFK8PSA||800 PRO-RMK 155|
|S17EGK8PS||800 PRO-RMK 163 SC SELECT|
|S17EGM8PS||800 PRO-RMK 163 3″ SC SELECT|
|S17EFS8PS||800 SKS 155 SC SELECT|
|S17EGP8PS||800 PRO-RMK LE 163 3″ SC SELECT|
|S17EFP8PS||800 PRO-RMK 155 LE SC SELECT|
|S17EFT8PS||800 RMK ASSAULT 155 SC SELECT|
|S17EFS8PSL||800 SKS 155 ES|
|S17EGK8PSL||800 PRO-RMK 163 ES|
|S17EFK6PSA||600 PRO-RMK 155|
|S17EGK8PSA||800 PRO-RMK 163|
|S17EFT8PSP||800 RMK ASSAULT 155 POWDER ES|
|S17EFT8PSD||800 RMK ASSAULT 155 POWDER|
|S17EFT8PSA||800 RMK ASSAULT 155|
|S17EFM8PS||800 PRO-RMK 155 3″ SC SELECT|
|S17EFK8PSL||800 PRO-RMK 155 ES|
|S17EFN8PS||800 RMK ASSAULT 155 3″ SC SELECT|
|S17EHP8PS||800 PRO-RMK LE 174 3” SC SELECT|
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known consumers directly.
To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com. Consumers can also call Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.