Polaris is recalling several recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs) because they pose burn and fire hazards to users. The recall includes 2016-17 RZR 900, 1000, Turbo and GENERAL 1000 models, which were sold in various colors and produced in Mexico and the U.S. “The vehicle engine can misfire and the temperatures of the exhaust and nearby components can get too hot and cause the components to melt, and/or a contaminated brake master cylinder may cause unintended brake drag, posing burn and fire hazards,” reads a statement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Minnesota company says it is aware of 14 reports of vehicles catching fire due to the brake master cylinder, and one report of fire and two reports of melting vehicle components related to an engine misfire. No injuries have been reported. The items were sold for $12,800 to $24,000 nationwide from August 2015 until February 2017. Customers should immediately stop using the ROVs and contact their Polaris dealer for a free repair. This is the 11th Polaris vehicle recall since 2015. It is unclear if the most recent recall involves the company’s new Huntsville-annexed plant, which handles assembly, metal fabrication, welding, chassis and body painting and injection molding for the Polaris Ranger off-road vehicles and Slingshot Moto-Roadster.
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