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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
September, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Polaris Industries, Inc.

Models: Victory V92C Motorcycles Year: 1999

Number Involved: 61

Dates of Manufacture: May - July 1998

Defect: The tail light bulbs on these motorcycles can burn out prematurely due to the tail light bulb vibrating in the light socket. This condition can cause a visibility problem for the driver and following vehicles.

Remedy: Dealers will firm up the tail light bulb fitting and the electrical socket to prevent the bulb from vibrating. Owner notification began Sept. 15, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Polaris/Victory at 1-612-542-0500.

[NHTSA Recall No. 98V218/Polaris Recall No. 98-1]

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.