Polaris ROVs Recalled After Reports of Fire Causing Injuries, Death
Several injuries and one death has led to a recall from Polaris.
The automobile manufacturer has announced a recall for about 133,000 2013-2016 RZR 900 and RZR 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs can catch fire while consumers are driving, posing fire and burn hazards to drivers and passengers.
The company 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. In addition, 19 injuries have been reported, including first, second, and third degree burns.
For a list of affected model names and vehicle identification numbers (VINs), see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The VIN is normally located on the driver's side rear frame rail, above the PVT cover.
The ROVs were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2012 through April 2016 for between $16,000 and $26,000. The ROVs were manufactured in the United States and Mexico and imported and distributed by Polaris.
Due to the serious risk of injury, owners and riders should stop using these recalled vehicles immediately. Repairs will start April 22, 2016. Consumers should call their local Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Polaris at (800) 765-2747.