Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Polaris Recalling Certain Indian and Victory Models

Polaris is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Indian motorcycles for the body control module (BCM), which can cause the headlight to turn off in some circumstances. If the headlight switch is slowly moved from one position to another (high beam to low beam or low beam to high beam), both beams may be on momentarily and the BCM interprets this as an overload condition.
       When this occurs the BCM turns off the headlight until the next time that the key is turned on. The unexpected loss of headlight function could impair a driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

       Polaris is also recalling certain model year 2004-2011 Victory Kingpin motorcycles and model year 2006-2011 Victory Jackpot motorcycles manufactured from January 1, 2004, through May 1, 2011, equipped with accessory seats, part numbers 2876641-01 seat, and Kingpin touring, double backrest and part number 2875961-01 seat, Jackpot touring w/backrest. 
       The backrest support can separate from the motorcycle while in use, possibly causing the passenger to fall from the motorcycle and be injured. 

       Victory will notify owners and dealers will replace the affected parts free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in August of 2011.