Polaris Issues Recall for Multiple Utility Vehicle Models Due to Injury Hazard
A serious recall has been issued by Polaris Industries Inc., focusing on several models of their Ranger Recreational Off-Highway and Pro XD Utility Vehicles, alongside the Gravely ATLAS and Bobcat Utility Vehicles due to potential injury hazards. This recall concerns the Model Year 2023 Polaris Ranger series, including the Ranger 1000, Ranger 1000 CREW, and Ranger XP 1000, and extends to Model Year 2024 Polaris Pro XD Full-Size Diesel Crew, Gravely ATLAS JSV-3400, and Bobcat UV34XL Gas models.
The danger in these models centers around the passenger side seat belt buckle bracket, which investigations revealed, was not appropriately welded. This defect can lead to the seat belt anchor point separating from the frame, posing a significant injury risk to consumers. As of the recall date on September 28, 2023, no incidents or injuries have been reported relating to this defect.
The recalled vehicles have distinct characteristics based on their model. The RANGER vehicles were available in a variety of colors, including blue, graphite, camouflage, brown, and white, and were offered in three- and six-seat configurations. The Pro XD, Gravely, and Bobcat vehicles were available in two or four-seat configurations. The exterior features of the Pro XD vehicles included grey plastic body panels complemented by a black frame and accents. Brand identification is clear with “POLARIS” stamped on the front grille for the RANGER and Pro XD vehicles, “Gravely” for the Gravely vehicles, and the Bobcat logo for the Bobcat vehicles.
Polaris, in collaboration with the authorized dealers znd distributors—Doosan Bobcat North America Inc., and Ariens—has advised consumers to cease the use of the recalled vehicles immediately and has been proactively reaching out to registered owners directly to provide additional details about the repair process. For more information, consumers can contact Polaris, Ariens, or Bobcat directly through their provided consumer contact channels or online platforms. Polaris has established a presence online with dedicated sections for “Off Road Safety Recalls” and specific recall pages allowing consumers to verify if their vehicle identification number (VIN) is included in any recalls.
Consumers who own any of the recalled models are strongly encouraged to schedule a free inspection or necessary repairs with an authorized dealer to mitigate any risks associated with the defective seat belt buckle bracket. These services are being offered at no additional cost to the consumers, emphasizing the commitment to consumer safety by Polaris, Ariens, and Bobcat.
These vehicles were distributed and sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from June 2023 through August 2023, with prices ranging between $17,900 and $35,800. The recalling entities are Polaris Industries Inc., located in Medina, Minnesota; Doosan Bobcat North America Inc., based in West Fargo, North Dakota; and Ariens, hailing from Brillion, Wisconsin.
This recall underscores the continual emphasis on consumer safety and the proactive measures taken by manufacturers and distributors in the automotive and recreational vehicle industry. It is crucial for owners of the specified models to respond promptly to the recall notices and undertake the necessary steps to ensure their safety and the safety of others.
Secure Your Rights with Parker Waichman LLP
If you or someone you know has purchased a Polaris, Gravely ATLAS, or Bobcat Utility Vehicle listed in the recent recall, you may be entitled to compensation. The recall, due to a defect in the passenger side seat belt buckle bracket, has raised serious safety concerns, and immediate action is vital to safeguard your rights and well-being.
Parker Waichman LLP, a nationally recognized product injury law firm, is extending its legal expertise to victims harmed by this recalled vehicle. You are not alone in navigating the legal avenues; our seasoned attorneys are here to guide you every step of the way. We understand the ramifications of product-related injuries and are committed to ensuring that your rights are protected.
If you own one of the recalled vehicles and have suffered harm due to the identified defect, we urge you not to delay. Reach out to Parker Waichman LLP immediately for your free, no-obligation consultation. Discuss your case with our legal experts and learn about your rights and options. We are dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and support needed to make informed decisions regarding your situation.
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