Polaris Industries is recalling 4,394 GEM electric vehicles manufactured from January 14, 2010, through November 23, 2012, because their parking brakes might fail, allowing the cars to roll away after being parked.
The GEM electric vehicles affected by the recall include GEM E2, E2 XLD, E2L, E2S, E4, E4S, ELXD EL E6, E6S and ES models built from Jan. 14, 2010, through Nov. 23, 2012.
On these EVs the parking brake has mechanical components which may wear prematurely and prevent the brake from engaging. If the parking brake fails to engage while parking, the driver may not be able to prevent the vehicle from rolling away after exiting the vehicle, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Polaris will notify owners and dealers will replace the parking brake lever assembly free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin February 4, 2013. Owners may contact Polaris customer service by calling 1-888-704-5290.