sucks to have these problems. it's 100% not your job to fix a warrantied bike, they should never return it to you without a plausible diagnosis and solution that's documented. they just push it out until the 2 years is passed up then its not their problem. best of luck on the new ride!!!!Hi all,
I have posted about low voltage issues and related error codes before and finally gave up on the bike. I have had the bike for 1 year with only 1K miles and do not trust the bike. It was great for a while until 4 months ago when I went to start it and it had erratic throttle response after a short idle where it threw error codes for the ECU, throttle body sensor 1 and 2 low voltage errors. It also showed the check engine light. I shut it down and put it on my battery tender. I used another bike in the mean time while I contacted Polaris and my dealer about it. They said put it on a charger/maintainer (which I did for a week) and tried it again. This time it started again, idled fine, but still had erratic/poor throttle response again and then backfired and died. Contacted Polaris again about it to set up a ticket for them to follow-up with my dealer when I could get it in the shop (6 weeks later....). The dealer said everything is fine and that it was low voltage and that the battery is weak. That is what they said Polaris told them too and that it has a poor design on the Challenger battery used. The thing is that the bike is idling/running when the throttle body/ECU complains of low voltage. The bike is running off the alternator not the battery at that point! They said the components are fine and to try it again and bring it back if it happens again...Whaatt? ! I paid $30k for a bike that they want me to do research and development on so they can get more data points. I have to pay to get it into the shop, wait 6 or more weeks to get an appointment, and they may or may not find anything...again (if under warranty).. All they do is clear the codes/check engine light and hope for the best. The dealer admitted that they do not know what the issue is other than what Polaris tells them and Polaris does NOT know what the problem is. They blame it on the battery which is wrong. Polaris needs better QUALITY ASSURANCE before they field a new model and not let customers check it out for them, especially at a premium price. I was all into the Indian experience, but found that it was a big mistake taking a chance on the Challenger for me and my first, and probably last, American (of which I was proud of) bike. I ended up trading it in on a much more reliable bike/brand. I lost money on the deal as the bike loses value, but it was worth it to get piece of mind on a better/more reliable machine. Hope you other Challenger owners have a better experience than I did. All the best and keep the shiny side up.