Yesterday, I was returning to Washington State from a trip thatI made to Arches National Park in southern Utah.I was in Portland Oregon, stuck in stop-in gotraffic, when ICOMPLETELY lostALL steering control of the bike! Inordernot to be too dramactic I'll simply describe the parts failure thatLOCKED up thebikes steering. As you know the Vision, basically, has two parts to the front fender. The painted part and the non-painted part that protects the oil cooler and battery box area from rocks and debri. BOTH fork attachmentpointsfor that non-painted part, on my 2008 Vision,cracked, then broke andFAILED. That caused this rear portion (non-painted) part of the front fender to move back, towards the engine, thendrop "down" and wedge itselftbetween the battery box holder and the front(chrome) grill. However the two retaining "pushpins" at the top of this fender had loosened but stillhadenough strength to keep it attached. Results? A COMPLETELY LOCKED FRONT STEERING WHEEL! Two men pulling separately and together did NOT have enough strength to pull this part out of its wedged position! We layedthebike on it'sside, removed the lower valance and still could not get itout as it (somehow) got hooked upinto the steel battery box. Fortunately I have a center stand so weput the bike on the stand and after 5 mins of twistingthe bars and pulling on the fender it finally came loose. I reported this SERIOUS and scary problem to my dealer and Polaris. Thenextstep is to notify the NTSB if Polaris does not instruct its dealers or Vision customers to have their bikes inspected for stress cracks of if Polaris does not take action to either strengthen the attachment points or redesign the fender so it can'tlock the steering. The cause? I think it was thedays of 100+ degree heat andnormal bike vibration,for hours at a time, that caused thefender mounts to slowly fracture and eventually break on a aging bike. Polaris (probably) knows about the problem because when I ordered the replacment part there was a "manufacturing delay" in receiving it..