Polaris is recalling another 43,000 off-highway vehicles because they may overheat and catch fire during use. The 2015 and 2016 Polaris Ranger 570 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) are under recall after the Minnesota company received seven reports of the products overheating and catching on fire. There have been no ROV-related injuries. “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair,” a statement reads on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website. “Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.” The CPSC said they can overheat during “heavy engine loading, slow-speed intermittent use and/or high outdoor temperatures.” The recalled ROVs were made in Mexico and sold for $10,000 to $12,000 from August 2014 to June 2016 at Polaris dealers nationwide.
In April, Polaris recalled 133,000 Model Year 2013-16 RZR 900 and RZR 1000 vehicles after receiving more than 160 reports of fires, resulting in one death and 19 injuries. A 15-year-old passenger died when one of the vehicles rolled over and caught fire. Other injuries included first-, second- and third-degree burns. Polaris is in the process of opening its first Alabama plant on 7049 Greenbrier Parkway N.W., in Huntsville-annexed Limestone County. The facility will produce Polaris Ranger products before expanding to Slingshot on-road vehicles that are currently made in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
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