WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 2, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs)
Hazard: The vehicles’ engine can overheat and turbo system’s drain tube can loosen, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off-Road Safety Recalls” on the main page for more information.
Units: About 13,000 (including the 2, 230 vehicles previously recalled on December 2015.)
Description: This recall involves all model year 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo and RZR XP 4 Turbo recreational off-highway vehicles. The ROVs were sold in blue, gray, orange and red and have two or four seats and a rear box. “RZR” is printed on the rear box or on the right and left rear fenders and “Turbo” on the hood or on the right and left front fenders. “Polaris” is stamped onto the front grill. All model and Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) are included in this recall. To check for recalled vehicles visit www.polaris.com.
Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received 19 reports of the ROVs catching on fire, resulting in six reports of burn injuries. One of the reported fires occurred in Utah’s American Fork Canyon, which led to a young child suffering severe burns and 15 acres of forest land being destroyed.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Consumers will receive an extended warranty on each repaired RZR Turbo and a discount towards the purchase of a new vehicle.
Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2015 through July 2016 for between $25,000 and $27,500.
Importer(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Distributor(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Manufactured in: U.S. and Mexico
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission