|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|February 8, 1999
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST
OF DECEMBER RECALLS
Polaris Industries, Inc.
Models: Victory V92C Motorcycle
Number Involved: 266
Dates of Manufacture: May - September
Defect: Certain fuel
pump/filter hoses and the fuel tank return hoses can fail, resulting in a fuel leak. Fuel
leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel
lines between the fuel filter and the fuel pump as well as the fuel return line. Owner
notification began Nov. 30, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Polaris/Victory Motorcycle at 1-612-417-8650.
[NHTSA Recall No. 98V302]
NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert
consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law,
safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the
owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed.
NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a
recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance
with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive
notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair
work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.