Polaris recalls Slingshot vehicles over faulty rearview cameras

Medina, MN  – July 22, 2023 – American manufacturer Polaris (NYSE:PII) is recalling 22,218 vehicles over rearview cameras that may fail to display an image. This ups the risk of a crash, injury, and property damage.

The following vehicles are covered by this recall: 

  • 2020 Polaris Slingshot GT 
  • 2020 – 2023 Polaris Slingshot R
  • 2021 – 2023 Polaris Slingshot S
  • 2021 – 2023 Polaris Slingshot S Tech
  • 2020 – 2023 Polaris Slingshot SL
  • 2022 – 2023 Polaris Slingshot SLR

Recall summary  

A rearview camera shows an image of the vehicle’s rear portion when reverse gear is engaged, helping drivers see behind the vehicle and watch out for hazards. 

In the affected models, a software error may lead the rearview camera image to freeze when the driver shifts out of reverse. When the driver shifts back into reverse, the camera image may no longer be displayed on the dashboard screen.   

Recall risks

All risks caused by an inoperable rearview camera are explained in this article about a similar recall by Ford.

Other Polaris recalls

In March 2023, the manufacter recalled a number of 2022–2023 Slingshot vehicles due to the risk of fire.

The repair

Owners will receive instructions on how to update the software themselves. They can also take the vehicle to the dealer for a free software update.

Polaris will reimburse customers who paid for their own repairs before the recall was announced.

Owners will receive letters with more information by July 28 2023. 

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

Over 22,000 vehicles are affected by this Polaris rearview camera recall. To do a Polaris recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Joseph EstabilloPolaris recalls Slingshot vehicles over faulty rearview cameras