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Polaris Victory Motorcycle Recalls

Posted on - Monday, January 12, 2015 under Dangerous Drugs & Products

On January 7, 2015, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) issued a recall of certain Victory motorcycles manufactured by Polaris Industries, Inc.  The defect causing the motorcycle recall is the fuel pump, which may have insufficient clearance between the fuel pump body and impeller that can interfere with normal fuel pump operation.  The danger to the motorcycle rider, motorcycle passenger, and other motorists is that the Victory motorcycle could stall increasing the risk of crashing.

The affected Victory motorcycles are certain model years of various Victory motorcycle models.  A list of those models with corresponding model years is below:

  • VICTORY      CROSS COUNTRY                                    2013-2014
  • VICTORY      CROSS COUNTRY EIGHT BALL      2014
  • VICTORY      CROSS ROADS                                          2013-2014
  • VICTORY      CROSS ROADS EIGHT BALL            2014
  • VICTORY      GUNNER                                                      2015
  • VICTORY      HAMMER EIGHT BALL                       2013-2014
  • VICTORY      HARDBALL                                                2013
  • VICTORY      HIGH BALL                                                2013-2014
  • VICTORY      JACKPOT                                                     2013-2014
  • VICTORY      NESS CROSS COUNTRY                      2014
  • VICTORY      VEGAS EIGHT BALL                             2013-2014

If you or someone you care about has a Victory motorcycle, please pass this information along.  While fun to ride, motorcycles are dangerous.  Every motorcycle rider acknowledges such dangers when entering the American roadways.  Operating a motorcycle that may be defective makes motorcycle riding even more dangerous.  It is imperative that you contact your Victory motorcycle dealer to arrange for repair before operating your motorcycle.  A copy of the Technical Service Bulletin all dealers should have received can be found by CLICKING HERE.

As of 9:00EST on January 12, 2015,  www.victorymotorcycles.com makes no mention on the recall on its front page.  This is 5 days after the recall was issued by NHTSA.  Motorcycle manufacturers should care more about their riding consumer, because that motorcycle riding consumer puts their trust in them that the motorcycle they are driving is safe.

Defectiv products injure people every day.  Many times, the defect is not known to the manufacturer until it is too late.  Other times, it is discovered that the manufacturer should have known of the defect prior to sending the product into the marketplace.  In the most egregious circumstances, manufacturers know of the defect and still release it into market.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should consult an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.  The Atlanta motorcycle accident attorneys of The Parian Law Firm, LLC have represented people all over the United States get the financial compensation they deserve from being injured in a motorcycle accident.  If you believe that the accident may have been caused by a defective motorcycle or a motorcycle that has been recalled, the motorcycle wreck lawyers of The Parian Law Firm, LLC can help.  Contact them today at (770) 727-5550 or visit them online at www.westgalawyer.com to fill out a contact form.

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