Polaris Recall of RZR 170 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Fuel Leak, Fire Hazards

2015 Polaris RZR 170

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 26, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Recall Summary

Name of product: RZR 170 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)

Hazard: The fuel tank neck can crack or the wiring harness can overheat or short circuit, posing fuel leak and fire hazards.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: July 25, 2017

Recall number: 17-195

Consumer Contact: Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” for more information. In addition, check your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the “Product Safety Recalls” page to see if your vehicle is included in any recalls.

Year Model Description
2015 R15YAV17AA RZR 170 EFI RED
2015 R15YAV17AF RZR 170 EFI BLUE
2015 R15YAV17BA RZR 170 EFI RED
2015 R15YAV17BF RZR 170 EFI BLUE
2016 Z16YAV17AB RZR 170 WHITE
2016 Z16YAV17AF RZR 170 BLUE
2016 Z16YAV1CAB RZR 170 WHITE
2016 Z16YAV1CAF RZR 170 BLUE
2017 Z17YAV17A2 RZR 170 WHITE
2017 Z17YAV17A5 RZR 170 BLUE

Recall Details

Description: This recall involves all model year 2015 through 2017 youth RZR 170 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs have two seats and were sold in red, blue and white. For model year 2015 ROVs, “Polaris” is printed on the front grill, “RZR” is printed on the rear panel, and “170” is printed on the front panel. For model year 2016 and 2017 ROVs, “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and on the rear panel, and “RZR” is printed on the front panel. The VIN is printed on the frame on the driver’s side front wheel well.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received 102 reports of cracked fuel tank necks and 28 reports of burning, smoking, melted and/or shorted wires, including four reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Polaris dealers nationwide from February 2015 through July 2017 for between $4,600 and $4,800.

Manufacturer(s): Aeon Motors Ltd., of Taiwan

Importer(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Manufactured In: Taiwan

Units: 16,800

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: Consumer Product Safety Commission

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