Polaris is recall The 2020-2021 Slingshot model may have wheel separation issues. The company reported that some rear axles may not fully press the wheel bolts into place during transportation, which may cause the wheels to loosen during transportation. In extreme cases, the wheels can be completely separated.
Although the joke may be written by yourself, losing the only rear wheel on a tricycle is definitely not a joke. When Polaris submits a defect notification, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 8 customers have submitted Warranty Claims related to this issue. Fortunately, it seems to only affect a part of the slingshot assembled with parts from a specific supplier:
“The difference between the recalled product and the products not included in the recall,” Polaris said. “The rear axle/stud assembly of the recalled product is more likely to be improperly assembled due to poor maintenance of the supplier’s equipment. .”
“Polaris started an investigation, which included contact with component suppliers,” the company’s report said. “Polaris understands that during the supplier’s press-fit assembly process, a part of the spline is stripped, which prevents the bolt from being fully pressed/in place during the assembly process or when the lug nut is tightened. Over time, The lug nuts of the wheels can be loosened.”
If their slingshot is made with a problematic rear axle and Polaris, the owner will be notified Dealer If it is found to be unqualified, the entire assembly will be inspected and replaced. The notice should be sent to all owners before mid-October.