Polaris Recalls Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles due to Fire HazardSep 16, 2016
The vehicles' engine can overheat and the turbo system's drain tube can loosen, posing a fire hazard, according to the CPSC.
Polaris has received 19 reports of ROVs catching on fire, resulting in six reports of burn injuries. One of the reported fires occurred in Utah's American Fork Canyon. In that incident, a young child suffered severe burns and 15 acres of forest land were destroyed, according to the CPSC.
This recall involves all model year 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo and RZR XP 4 Turbo recreational off-highway vehicles. The ROVs were sold in blue, gray, orange and red. They have two or four seats and a rear box. RZR is printed on the rear box or on the right and left rear fenders and Turbo is printed on the hood or on the right and left front fenders. Polaris is stamped onto the front grill. All model and vehicle identification numbers (VINs) of the ROVs are included in this recall. The ROVs were manufactured in the U.S. and Mexico.
Polaris sold the ROVs nationwide from August 2015 through July 2016, at prices ranging from $25,000 to about $27,500.
Owners can contact Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com; click on Off-Road Safety Recalls on the main page for more information.
The CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. The consumer will receive an extended warranty on each repaired RZR Turbo and a discount toward the purchase of a new vehicle.