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Polaris recalls 10,000 Ranger XPs due to seat belt bracket

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Polaris has recalled about 10,900 Ranger XP side-by-sides. The center seat belt bracket can separate from the frame, posing an injury hazard to the riders.

This recall involves model year 2016 and 2017 Polaris Ranger XP recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) sold in a variety of colors. The ROVs have “POLARIS” printed on the front grill, “XP” on the front fenders, and “RANGER” on the rear fenders. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is printed on a label on the driver-side frame of the vehicle, between the cargo box and left rear tire.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Polaris has received five reports of insufficient welds of the center seat belt bracket to the vehicle frame identified by dealers during required vehicle setup inspection procedures. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The units, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2016 through April 2018 for between $12,000 and $20,000.

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