by Justin King
Polaris recalls Slingshot to prevent seat, belt failures

The seat belt and seat anchoring bracket might have been improperly welded all through output.

Polaris has issued a remember for the 2015-2018 Slingshot soon after exploring a trouble with the seat assembly.

A bracket anchoring the seat belt and seat back again may possibly have been improperly welded and versions all through assembly can avoid suitable latching of the seat slider.

“If the seat slides unexpectedly, this may well improve the threat of a loss of control or the possibility of harm in the function of a crash,” the business warns. “If the seat belt buckle and seat back again dislodge from the seat foundation, this may possibly boost the hazard of injury in the party of a crash.”

It is unclear if the situation is similar to an NHTSA investigation involving fatal incident previous yr. A driver was ejected and killed after dropping control and sliding sideways into oncoming website traffic. The Slingshot’s seatbelt retractor experienced shattered, allowing the belt to launch all through the crash.

The remember campaign has an effect on about 24,000 motor vehicles bought in the US.