Fuel Leak in Off-Highway Vehicles Prompts Recall from Polaris

Fuel Leak in Off-Highway Vehicles Prompts Recall from Polaris
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October 8, 2015

A manufacturer of small automobiles is issuing a recall for certain vehicles due to a safety concern.

This week, Polaris announced that it would voluntarily recall about 53,000 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROV) after reports of fuel leaks. In affected vehicles, the fuel tank vent line can be misrouted, causing it to become pinched. The can cause the fuel tank to pressurize and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.

The recall involves the following model year 2015 Polaris RZR ROVs: RZR 900, RZR S 900, RZR 900 XC, RZR 4 900, RZR XP 1000 and RZR XP4 1000.

The company has received four reports of RZR 900s fuel leaks and two reports of the vehicles catching on fire. One included a minor burn injury to the user. Polaris received 25 reports of fuel leaks in the RZR 1000s.

Consumers could purchase these products at Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2014 through August 2015. Polaris RZR 900s sold for about $12,800 to $18,300. Polaris RZR 1000s sold for about $20,300 to $23,500.

Owners should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact their local Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting its customers directly and sending a recall letter to each registered owner.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Polaris customer service at (888) 704-5290.