The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn., announced a recall last month for about 133,000 Polaris Model Year 2013-2016 RZR 900 and RZR 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs can catch fire while consumers are driving, posing fire and burn hazards to drivers and passengers. Consumers were warned to stop using these recreational vehicles immediately and contact their Polaris dealer for a free repair. Polaris agreed to voluntarily suspend sale of all recalled vehicles until they are repaired.
Polaris has received more than 160 reports of fires with the recalled RZR ROVs, resulting in one death of a 15-year-old passenger from a rollover that resulted in a fire and 19 reports of injuries, including first-, second- and third-degree burns. You can visit www.polaris.com to determine if your RZR ROVs VIN number is included in this recall.
The VIN is normally located on the driver’s side rear frame rail, above the PVT cover. Check your Owner’s Manual if you have any difficulty locating the VIN. VINs are not sequential and not all VINs in the ranges above are included in this recall. To determine if a specific ROV is included in this recall visit www.Polaris.com and click on “Off-Road Safety Recalls” under the “Rider Community” heading on the main page of the Polaris website. The ROVs were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2012 through April 2016 for between $16,000 and $26,000.
The ROVs were manufactured in the United States and Mexico and imported and distributed by Polaris. Due to the serious risk of injury, owners and riders should stop using these recalled vehicles immediately. Repairs will start on April 22. To schedule a free repair, consumers should call their local Polaris dealer. Contact Polaris at 800-POLARIS or 800-765-2747 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off-Road Safety Recalls” on the main page of the Polaris website.
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