Polaris recalls about 13,000 MATRYX snowmobiles

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The clutch or its components may separate from the vehicle

Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 13,000 model year 2022-2024 MATRYX snowmobiles with PATRIOT 650 and 850 Engines.

These snowmobiles were previously recalled in May 2023, August 2023, and November 2023.

The primary (drive) clutch can fail causing the clutch or its components to separate from the vehicle, posing an injury hazard.

The firm has received 109 reports of clutch failure, including nine reports where the clutch components separated from the unit; one incident that resulted in a laceration injury.

This recall involves certain Polaris Model Year 2022-2024 MATRYX Voyageur, Indy, Switchback, RMK, and SKS snowmobiles.

The recalled snowmobiles were sold in black and custom color combinations and equipped with PATRIOT 650 and 850 engines. The recall also includes primary (drive) clutches sold as service parts with part numbers 1323613 (e-start) and 1323614 (manual start). “POLARIS” is stamped on the front side panel of the vehicles. The VIN and model number are located on the right side of the vehicle’s frame.

A list of the recalled models may be found here.

The snowmobiles, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from October 2021 through June 2023, for between $13,000 and $17,600.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact Polaris or an authorized Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair to replace the primary (drive) clutch.

Polaris has notified consumers to stop riding the vehicles and is notifying all dealers and contacting registered owners directly.

Consumers may contact Polaris Industries at (800) 765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.com/en-us/off-road-recalls/ to check if their vehicle identification number (VIN) is included in any recalls.

Consumers may also contact Polaris’ owner connections team at www.polaris.com/en-us/off-road/owner-resources/help-center/email.

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