Fire Risk Prompts Recall of 133,000 Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles

April 20, 2016

Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn., is cooperating in a recall of about 133,000 all-terrain vehicles due to a fire risk, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The recalled ATVs include Polaris model years 2013-2016 RZR 900 and RZR 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles.

Consumers are being warned to stop using these recreational vehicles immediately and contact their Polaris dealer for a free repair.

Polaris has agreed to voluntarily suspend sale of all recalled vehicles until they are repaired.

Polaris ATV
Polaris ATV

Polaris has received more than 160 reports of fires with the recalled RZR ROVs, resulting in one death of a 15 year old passenger from a rollover that resulted in a fire. There have been 19 reports of injuries, including first, second and third degree burns.

Last week, Yamaha agreed to recall about 7,000 of its 2016 YXZ model ATVs. Water can get into the throttle cable and if it freezes during cold weather, the ice can prevent the throttle from returning to idle. This can cause the rider to lose control, posing crash and injury hazards, according to the CPSC. No injuries have been reported.

Source: CPSC

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