GEM eL XD 2017: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Make : GEM Model : eL XD Year : 2017
Build Dates : 2015-05-29 - 2017-03-09
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V484000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-11-28 Date Received by ODI: 2018-07-19 Date Added to Database: 2018-07-26
Manufacturers Involved: Polaris Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: L-18-02
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2110
Summary:
      Polaris Industries, Inc. "Polaris" is recalling certain 2016-2017 GEM E2, E4, E6, and ELXD vehicles. The drive mode switch can send an incorrect signal, causing the vehicle to become inoperative or go in the opposite direction than intended.
Consequence:
      If the operator intends to go forward, but the vehicle reverses instead, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drive mode system with one that has separate inputs for each position "forward, neutral and reverse", free of charge. The recall began November 28, 2018. Owners may contact Polaris customer service at 1-855-863-2284. Note: This recall supersedes recall 16V-884. Vehicles previously repaired under that campaign need the repairs covered by this campaign as well.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.