Polaris Recalls ROVs After 160 Fires and One Death

PolarisPolaris is recalling 133,000 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) because the vehicles can catch fire while consumers are driving, posing fire and burn hazards to drivers and passengers. Polaris has received more than 160 reports of fires with the recalled ROVs, resulting in one death of a 15-year-old passenger from a rollover that resulted in a fire; as well as 19 reports of injuries, including first, second and third degree burns.

We are working day and night to inform our customers and dealers and to obtain the parts needed for the repairs we identified in our comprehensive analysis. We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers as we work to ensure all the systemic thermal risks we identified are eliminated from our vehicles.

Scott W. Wine, Chairman and CEO, Polaris

The recall includes certain RZR 900 and RZR 1000 off-road vehicles that were manufactured between 2013 and 2016. They were made in the United States and Mexico and sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2012 through April 2016 for between $16,000 and $26,000. Due to the serious risk of injury, consumers should immediately stop using these vehicles and contact their Polaris dealer for a free repair. Polaris has agreed to voluntarily suspend sale of all recalled vehicles until they are repaired. Visit www.polaris.com to determine if your RZR ROVs VIN number is included in this recall.

Source: CPSC | Polaris



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