Polaris is recalling about 13,500 RZR and General recreational off-highway vehicles due to burn and fire hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The vehicle engine can misfire and the temperatures of the exhaust and nearby components can get too hot and cause the components to melt, and/or a contaminated brake master cylinder may cause unintended brake drag, posing burn and fire hazards, according to the recall notice.
Polaris has received 14 reports of vehicles catching fire related to the brake master cylinder and one report of fire and two reports of melting vehicle components related to an engine misfire. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves about 13,500 units. (The RZR Turbo and RZR 900 and 1000 have previously been recalled.)
This recall involves model year 2016 and 2017 RZR 900, 1000, Turbo and GENERAL 1000 recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs). “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and “RZR” or “GENERAL” is printed on the side of the rear cargo area. The ROVs were sold in various colors.
Consumer Contact: 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” at the bottom of the page 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.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris for a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly, and consumers can check their VIN on the Polaris website.
Sold At: Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2015 through February 2017 for between $12,800 and $24,000.
Importer(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Distributor(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Manufactured In: Mexico and U.S.