New Recall of Polaris RZR and Polaris General ROVs due to Burn and Fire Hazard
On March 2nd, 2017 Polaris issued a recall of approximately 13,500 vehicles due to fire hazard. According to Polaris’ site “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.”
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled RZR and General ROVs and contact Polaris for repair. To see if your Polaris RZR or Polaris General vehicle has been recalled please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
This is the eighth recall of a Polaris vehicle in the last 4 years. Polaris has recalled over 252,000 off-road vehicles to fix various flaws.
- 2013 Polaris Ranger RZR XP 900 recalled due to burn hazard
- 2015 Polaris Youth RZR recalled due to fire hazard
- 2016 Polaris Ranger 570 ROV and Polaris Ranger 900 recalled due to fire hazard
- April 2016 Polaris RZR recalled due to fire hazard after 160 reported incidents, 19 reported injured and the death of a 15 year old passenger.
- September 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo recalled due to fire hazard after 19 reported incidents, and six reported injuries including the severe injury of a young child.
- December 2016 Polaris Sportsman 570 recalled due to Fire Hazard
- March 2017 Polaris General 1000, RZR 900, RZR 1000, RZR Turbo recalled due to burn and fire hazard
We implore sports enthusiasts and off-roaders to use caution and check to see if their vehicles have been recalled. Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson is currently representing a number of clients injured by Polaris RZR UTVs and we are accepting cases in all 50 states. If you have been injured by a fire in a Polaris vehicle, please call us for a free consultation and information. We are here to answer your questions.