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Victory Motorcycles Recall Alert: 26,000 Units Affected!

Polaris Are Recalling 26,000 Victory Motorcycles

Published November 3, 2017

Even though Victory Motorcycles officially closed their doors at the beginning of this year, Polaris is still responsible for recall, warranty and service obligations – and it’s the recall part we’re talking about today. This isn’t a small one, so if you or someone you know owns a Victory, then let them know what’s going on, because there is a very good chance this will affect them. In total, 26,182 Victory motorcycles are being recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with numerous production models being affected.

Victory Motorcycles Recall 26,182 Units

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If you happen to be the owner of a Victory Cross Country Tour, Cross Roads, Hard Ball, or Magnum that was manufactured between the years 2010 and 2017 then this concerns you. According to the NHTSA, the recall is happening because of engine misfires that could cause damage to the rear brake line and parts of the motorcycle’s wiring.

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Victory have said that the misfires can cause the bike’s catalytic converter to overheat, increasing the temperature of exhaust gases which could cause bigger problems. Unfortunately for Polaris and Victory, this design fault has emerged on a wide range of models, which is why so many units need to be recalled.

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Luckily for owners of Victory motorcycles, Polaris have got you covered. Polaris will be contacting all affected owners and will solve the problem by re-routing the rear brake line away from the catalytic converter, for no additional fees. Even though Victory no longer exists, Polaris are taking care of their customers, which is fantastic news. If you want to get in contact, you can call Polaris on 1-877-737-7172, quoting the recall number: V-17-02. More information can be found by contacting the NHTSA or by visiting safercar.gov. The recall is expected to begin early November 2017. Spread the word.

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