American Iron News: 2,300 Victory Motorcycles Recalled For Fuel Pump Issue
January 13, 2015 by Staff 1 Comment
Polaris has issued a stop sale notice and is recalling 2,342 Victory motorcycles from the 2013-15 model years because the fuel pump may have been incorrectly crimped during manufacturing, which might cause it to seize and increase the risk of a stall, NHTSA reported.
Affected are 2013-14 Victory Cross-Country, Cross Roads, Hammer Eight Ball, High Ball, Jackpot and Vegas Eight Ball models; 2014 Cross Country Eight Ball, Cross Roads Eight Ball and Ness Cross Country; 2015 Victory Gunner; and 2013 Victory Hardball.
“Some 2013-15 Victory motorcycles may have been manufactured with a fuel pump assembly that does not meet Victory quality standards,” the OEM told dealers in a Jan. 6 service bulletin. “Victory has identified an insufficient clearance between the fuel pump body and impeller, which can interfere with normal fuel pump operation. Motorcycles assembled with an affected fuel pump may experience a sudden loss of fuel pressure, causing the engine to stall.”
The OEM said it received 16 warranty claims relating to this issue from April through October of last year. “Victory engaged the vendor in June… in an attempt to determine root cause,” the company noted. Final information was received from the vendor in December. “The information from the vendor correlated with the statistical studies that had been ongoing since the identification of a potential field issue was discovered,” the OEM noted.