This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. The Victory Motorcycle Division of Polaris Industries Inc. has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in some 2008 Victory Vision• motorcycles. Our records indicate that you have purchased a potentially affected vehicle.
The reason for this recall: Victory has decided that two possible defects exist on affected vehicles that could cause the engine to stall. 1) The terminal nuts that secure the main power supply wires could be loose at the circuit breaker, which can cause an unexpected loss of electrical power to the vehicle. 2) The current fuel/ ignition map (pre-programmed into the Electronic Control Module or “ECM”) can cause engine stalling under unusual and specific rider inputs. Either of the defects listed above could cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a loss of control and a vehicle crash.
What Victory and your dealer will do: Victory has issued Safety Recall Bulletin V-08-03 to all Victory dealers, with instructions required to inspect and tighten the circuit breaker terminal nuts and re-program the ECM on all affected vehicles. Repairs will be made by any authorized Victory motorcycle dealer at no cost to you. The actual repair will take approximately 18 minutes to perform; however, it may take longer due to service scheduling requirements.
What you should do: Please call your authorized Victory motorcycle dealer to schedule an appointment to have the bulletin repair performed. Do not attempt repairs yourself. Repairs must be done only by an authorized Victory motorcycle dealer.
DO NOT OPERATE YOUR MOTORCYCLE UNTIL ALL REPAIRS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED!
If you have questions or if you need more information: While your Victory dealer is in the best position to answer your questions, if you have any questions that your dealer cannot address, if you are having difficulty obtaining the recall repair outlined in this letter, or if you need assistance finding a Victory Dealer, please contact our Victory Con- sumer Service Department by calling 1-888-704-5290 or visit the Polaris/Victory Motorcycle web site at www.polarisindustries.com. This notice was mailed to you according to our most current registration information. If you no longer own your Victory motorcycle, please contact your local Victory dealer to have the ownership information changed. The Consumer Service Department cannot change ownership information without identification. Federal law requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within 10 days.
If you have had this repair performed before you received this letter, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for the cost of obtaining a pre- notification remedy of the problem associated with this recall. For more information regarding obtaining reimbursement please contact the Victory Consumer Service Department using the contact information above.
If you believe that the Victory Motorcycle Division of Polaris Industries Inc. has failed to remedy this defect without charge or is unable to do so within a reasonable time, you may submit a complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave- nue SE., Washington, D.C. 20590; or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or on the web go to http://www.safercar.gov.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you. Your safety and continued satisfaction with your Victory motorcycle is our primary concern. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Laurie Rengel Manager, Service Dealer Development & Warranty