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Polaris Industries Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Crash Hazard (Recall Alert)

  • Recalled MATRYX RMK snowmobile
  • Recalled MATRYX INDY snowmobile
  • Recalled MATRYX SWITCHBACK snowmobile
  • Recalled MATRYX VOYAGEUR snowmobile
  • Recalled MATRYX NORDIC PRO snowmobile
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) location in the right side of the tunnel
Name of Product:
Model Year 2022 MATRYX RMK, INDY, SWITCHBACK, VOYAGEUR, and NORDIC PRO snowmobiles
Hazard:

The throttle release switch (TRS) can fail to disengage when the throttle lever is released and if a stuck throttle condition occurs when the TRS fails to disengage, it can lead to loss of vehicle control, posing a crash hazard. Additionally, on certain Model Year 2022 MATRYX RMK snowmobiles, the throttle cable can be kinked during installation, which can lead to damage of the throttle cable during operation and impairment of the throttle function, posing a crash hazard.  

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
February 17, 2022
Units:

About 7,400 (In addition, about 3,647 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact

Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” at the bottom of the page, or www.polaris.com/en-us/off-road-recalls/ and enter your vehicle identification number “VIN” to see if your vehicle is included in any recalls.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves certain VINs of Model Year 2022 MATRYX RMK, INDY, SWITCHBACK, VOYAGEUR, and NORDIC PRO snowmobiles. The recalled snowmobiles were sold in the following color combinations: black/titanium, red/black, blue/white/red, black/gray/blue, gray/lime, red/black/white, navy/silver/white, white/black/plum, tan/black/orange, gray/black/lime, gray/black/red, orange, black and jade. Polaris and model name are printed on the chassis on both sides of the vehicles. The model year and VIN are stamped on the right side of the tunnel.  Consumers can enter their VIN at www.polaris.com/en-us/off-road-recalls/to see if your vehicle is included in any recalls.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free inspection and if needed, an adjustment of the throttle control assembly and/or a repair to replace the throttle cable (MATRYX RMK only). Polaris has notified consumers to stop riding the snowmobiles. Polaris is contacting all registered owners directly to provide more details about the repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

Polaris has received four reports of kinked throttle cables and three reports of a stuck throttle. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Polaris dealers nationwide from December 2019 through January 2022 for between $13,300 to $19,700.
Manufacturer(s):
Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minnesota
Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
22-729
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