Recall: Polaris Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs)
On 2016-09-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Polaris Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2015 for about $25000 to $27500.
About 10,000 units are involved in this (s)Polaris Industries vehicles recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Toy Vehicles, Including RC category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The vehicles' engine can overheat and turbo system's drain tube can loosen, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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 and 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" 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) are included in this recall. To check for recalled vehicles visit www.polaris.com.
These items were sold new+ at Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2015 through July 2016 for between $25,000 and $27,500.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Consumers will receive an extended warranty on each repaired RZR Turbo and a discount towards the purchase of a new vehicle.
Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com and click on Off-Road Safety Recalls on the main page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Polaris has received 19 reports of the ROVs catching on fire, resulting in six reports of burn injuries. One of the reported fires occurred in Utahâ€™s American Fork Canyon, which led to a young child suffering severe burns and 15 acres of forest land being destroyed.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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