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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 05-98
February 8, 1999 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST
OF
DECEMBER RECALLS

Polaris Industries, Inc.

Models: Victory V92C Motorcycle Year: 1999

Number Involved: 266

Dates of Manufacture: May - September 1998

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.