The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Polaris is recalling certain 2016-17 GEM E2, E4, E6, and ELXD electric vehicles. The vehicles may go in the opposite direction than intended. If the operator intends to go forward, but the vehicle reverses instead, there would be an increased risk of a crash. The potential number of units affected is 1,644.
The vehicles were manufactured May 29, 2015 to November 18, 2016. The drive mode switch can send an incorrect signal, causing the vehicle to go in the opposite direction than intended.
Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drive switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016.