Recall: RZR 170 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)
On 2017-07-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding RZR 170 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2015 for about $4600 to $4800.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Polaris 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 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls,
involving about 7 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The fuel tank neck can crack or the wiring harness can overheat or short circuit, posing fuel leak and fire hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all model year 2015 through 2017 youth RZR 170 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs have two seats and were sold in red, blue and white. For model year 2015 ROVs, "Polaris" is printed on the front grill, "RZR" is printed on the rear panel, and "170" is printed on the front panel. For model year 2016 and 2017 ROVs, "Polaris" is printed on the front grill and on the rear panel, and "RZR" is printed on the front panel. The VIN is printed on the frame on the driver's side front wheel well.
|2015||R15YAV17AA||RZR 170 EFI RED|
|2015||R15YAV17AF||RZR 170 EFI BLUE|
|2015||R15YAV17BA||RZR 170 EFI RED|
|2015||R15YAV17BF||RZR 170 EFI BLUE|
|2016||Z16YAV17AB||RZR 170 WHITE|
|2016||Z16YAV17AF||RZR 170 BLUE|
|2016||Z16YAV1CAB||RZR 170 WHITE|
|2016||Z16YAV1CAF||RZR 170 BLUE|
|2017||Z17YAV17A2||RZR 170 WHITE|
|2017||Z17YAV17A5||RZR 170 BLUE|
These items were sold new+ at Polaris dealers nationwide from February 2015 through July 2017 for between $4,600 and $4,800.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com and click on "Off Road Safety Recalls" for more information. In addition, check your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the "Product Safety Recalls" page to see if your vehicle is included in any recalls.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Polaris has received 102 reports of cracked fuel tank necks and 28 reports of burning, smoking, melted and/or shorted wires, including four reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.
+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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