WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 1, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –
Polaris Recall: Brutus Utility Vehicles (UTVs) Due to Collision and Crash Hazard
Name of product: Model Year 2017-2018 Brutus Utility Vehicles (UTVs)
Hazard: The rear brake line can become punctured causing the brakes to fail, posing a collision and crash hazard.
Recall date: January 30, 2020
Units: About 340 (In addition, 19 units were sold in Canada)
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 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.
Description: This recall involves Model Year 2017–2018 Polaris Brutus utility vehicles (UTVs) with the following model names. The two-seated vehicles are gray, black and blue. The vehicles have “POLARIS” stamped on the front grille, “POLARIS BRUTUS” on the sides of the utility bed, and “DIESEL HD” on the front fenders. Vehicle identification numbers (VINs) included in this recall can be found on a label affixed to the vehicle frame in the left front wheel well. Non-sequential VINs ending in 7740364 to 8576615 are included in this recall.
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Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. Polaris is notifying dealers and contacting affected registered owners directly.
Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received one report where the rear brake line ruptured while in use. No collisions, crashes, injuries or deaths have been reported.
Sold At: Polaris dealers nationwide from May 2016 through April 2019 for between $18,800 and $24,100.
Manufacturer(s): Polaris Industries Inc., Medina, Minn.
Manufactured In: United States
Recall number: 20-713
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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