Risk of Overheating, Fire Prompts ROV Recall from Polaris

About 43,000 ROVs are potentially affected by this recall

Risk of Overheating, Fire Prompts ROV Recall from Polaris
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June 5, 2016

Polaris Industries has announced a recall for potentially dangerous recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).

The manufacturer is recalling 2015 and 2016 model year Polaris Ranger 570 ROVs that can overheat during heavy engine loading, slow-speed intermittent use, and high outdoor temperatures. Any of these conditions can cause the ROVs to catch fire. About 43,000 vehicles are included in the recall.

Polaris has received seven reports of the recalled ROVs overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

The affected models were sold in two-seat and four-seat varieties. Ranger is printed on the rear box and 570 is printed on the hood. "Polaris" is stamped onto the front grill. The ROVs were sold in several colors. For a list of the models recalled, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

The vehicles were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2014 through June 2016 for between $10,000 and $12,500.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Polaris at (800) 765-2747.