A nationwide recall has been declared for Polaris vehicles due to serious fire hazard.
Recently the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of about 133,000 Polaris recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) due to fire hazard. There has been a total of 160 reports of fires with these ROVs. Of the 160 reports, 19 included injuries of first, second and third degree burns. There has also been 1 fatality, a 15-year old who was killed when the ROV rolled over and caught on fire.
This most recent recall is for model years 2013 to 2016 RZR 900 and RZR 1000 vehicles that were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2012 through April 2016 for between $16,000 and $26,000 and that have the following Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN):
2013/2014 RZR XP 900*
3NSJT9EAXEF364144 – 3NSJT9EA4EF385345
4XAJT87A0DP456738 – 4XAJT87A8EF366714
2014/2015/2016 RZR XP 1000*
3NSVDE992FF361215 – 3NSVDE998GF784060
4XAST1EA0EB165962 – 4XAVFE992GB344924
2015/2016 RZR 900*
3NSVAE871FF366883 – 3NSVAE874GH861374
4XAVAA878FB926614 – 4XAVAE873GB673176
2015/2016 RZR S 900*
3NSVBE870FF361395 – 3NSVBA876GH860331
4XAVBE879FP340592 – 4XAVBE876GB673749
2016 RZR S 1000*
3NSVBE994GH102740 – 3NSVBE99XGH108171
4XAVBE995GP340655 – 4XAVBE997GB673744
*Additional VIN numbers included. For more information, checkout Polaris Recalls.
If you are not sure where to find the VIN for your ATV, it is usually located on the driver’s side rear frame rail, above the PVT cover. The operator’s manual can also help you locate the VIN number if you are not able to find it.
Because of the severity of this issue, Polaris has voluntarily suspended all sales of these ROVs until they get the proper repairs. Owners of these vehicles are urged to immediately stop using their off-highway vehicles and get it into to the nearest Polaris dealer to be repaired before taking it out and using it again. The cost of the repairs will be paid by the manufacturer.
This is not the first time a Polaris vehicle has been recalled for a fire hazard. They also had vehicles recalled in both 2015 and 2014 for similar issues. In 2015, the recall was for the Youth RZR because the vehicle’s fuel pump retaining ring could leak and start a fire. In 2014, the firewall behind the driver and passenger seats on the Ranger model could overheat and melt, burning the passengers.
If you or a loved one has been injured by one of recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), contact us today for a free case evaluation.