Polaris has voluntarily recalled 82 units that include 2013 800 and 600 Pro-RMK snowmobiles due to a potential loss of control, says the Consumer Product Safety Commisision.
According to the commission's website, the bolt attaching the front, lower left shock can fail and cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle. This poses a serious hazard of injury or death.
Polaris has received no reports of incidents or injuries.
Models affected by this recall are 2013 Polaris Pro-RMK 600 and 800 snowmobiles. The snowmobiles come in red, white and black. "Pro-RMK" is on the lower right and left sides of the hood. The engine size and the letters "ES" or the words "Limited Edition" are on the upper right and left sides of the hood. The numbers "155" or "163" are on the rear of the tunnel. "Polaris" appears on the sides of the seat. The model number and serial number can be found on the right hand side of the tunnel below the seat.
This recall includes the models listed below:
600 PRO RMK 155
800 PRO RMK 163
800 PRO RMK 163 ES
These snowmobiles were sold nationwide from August 2012 through October 2012 for between $10,800 and $12, 500.
The commission says riders should immediately stop using their snowmobile and contact their local Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners should already have been directly notified about this recall by mail.More info: Contact Polaris at (888) 704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.polaris.com.