Polaris will recall 9,182 examples of the 2015-2016 Slingshot in the US after several complaints of headlight failures. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (as a PDF), the headlight relay can fail, and the first indication of this problem is often that the lights intermittently flash for brief periods. "This can continue for quite some time before the headlight circuit becomes damaged enough to completely shut the headlights off," Polaris told NHTSA.

Dealers will fix the problem by replacing the relay with a circuit that has two headlight relays, and the campaign will begin on December 4, 2015. Polaris previously recalled and briefly issued a stop-sale on the 2015 Slingshot in January 2015 because of a possible steering failure.
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RECALL Subject : Headlights May Shut Off While Riding

Report Receipt Date: NOV 20, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V777000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,182

All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
POLARIS SLINGSHOT 2015-2016
Details

Manufacturer: Polaris Industries, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Slingshot motorcycles manufactured April 21, 2014, to October 22, 2015, Slingshot SL motorcycles manufactured April 28, 2015 to October 23, 2015, and Slingshot SL SE motorcycles manufactured December 15, 2014, to October 22, 2015. In the affected motorcycles, the headlight relay may fail and result in a loss of headlights.

CONSEQUENCE:
A loss of headlights can reduce driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will replace the single headlight relay with a circuit that uses two headlight relays, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 4, 2015. Owners may contact Slingshot customer service at 1-855-863-2284. Polaris' number for this recall is SLI-15-05.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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