Update: Polaris RZR Recalled Over Fire Hazard
The CPSC on May 13, 2021, announced a recall for 2021 Polaris RZR PRO XP and RZR PRO XP 4 off-road vehicles after the firm received a report of a leak in the oil supply line. “The vehicles were manufactured without copper seal washers on the turbocharger’s oil supply line, which can result in an oil leak, posing a fire hazard,” CPSC said. The CPSC Recall Number for this item is 21-744.
What’s the Problem?
Polaris Industries Inc. is recalling certain Ranger XP 1000 Utility Vehicles (UTVs) for a potential software problem that could pose a crash hazard to the driver. According to a Recall Notice by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), this action affects:
- 2019 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS
- 2019 Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1000
- 2020 Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1000 Deluxe
- 2020 Polaris General XP 1000 Deluxe
- 2020 Polaris General XP 4 1000 Deluxe
- 2020 Polaris General XP 1000
The throttle on affected UTVs can fail to return to the idle position after the engine stalls and is restarted in gear without switching the key to the “off” position due to a software problem, causing the vehicle to accelerate suddenly, posing a crash hazard to the user.
Affected UTVs were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from June 2018 through March 2020 for between $15,890 and $29,000, CPSC said.
If you purchased a UTV that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it and contact Polaris to schedule a free inspection and repair.
This recall began on July 2, 2020.
Polaris UTVs Recalled Over Fire Hazard
Polaris is recalling the following UTVs over concerns that the drive belt can break during operation and damage the inner clutch cover assembly and fuel line, which can result in a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard:
- 2020-2021 Polaris Ranger 1000
- 2020-2021 Polaris Ranger Crew 1000
- 2020 Polaris ProXD 2000G
- 2020 Polaris 4000G
- 2020-2021 Polaris Ariens/Gravely JSV3200
- 2020-2021 Polaris JSV3400
- 2020-2021 Polaris JSV6400
- 2020 Polaris Bobcat UV34 4×4 GAS
- 2020 Polaris Bobcat UV34 XL GAS
- 2021 Polaris Bobcat UV34 4×4 GAS
“The firm has received three reports of drive belt failure resulting in a damaged fuel line, including two reports of fire,” CPSC said.
The recalled UTVs were sold at Polaris, Ariens, and Bobcat dealers nationwide from September 2018 through December 2020 for between $13,000 and $18,500.
This CPSC Recall began on March 25, 2021.
Polaris Recalls Ranger UTVs for Crash Risk
The CPSC on March 4, 2021, announced that Polaris is recalling the following UTVs which were manufactured with a potentially defective throttle pedal that can pose a crash hazard:
- 2020-2021 Polaris RANGER 1000
- 2020-2021 Polaris RANGER CREW 1000
- 2020-2021 Polaris RANGER XP 1000
- 2020-2021 Polaris RANGER CREW XP 1000
- 2020 Polaris ProXD 2000G
- 2020 Polaris ProXD 2000G H
- 2020 Polaris ProXD 4000G
- 2020 Polaris ProXD 4000G H
Polaris initiated this recall after the company received at least 52 reports of throttle pedals returning to the idle position slowly or sticking, including 6 reports of vehicle crashes resulting in property damage.
The CPSC Recall Number for these UTVs is 21-724.
Polaris RZR PRO XP Recall
The CPSC on Nov. 19, 2020, issued a recall for the following Polaris ROVs which were sold with potentially defective clutches that can fail during use, posing an injury hazard:
- 2020 Polaris RZR PRO XP
- 2020 Polaris RZR PRO XP 4
- 2021 Polaris RZR PRO XP
- 2021 Polaris RZR PRO XP 4
- 2021 Polaris RZR Turbo S
- 2021 Polaris RZR Turbo S 4
- 2021 Polaris RZR XP Turbo
- 2021 Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo
CPSC is aware of at least 136 reports of clutch failure, including 8 reports of debris and clutch component ejection that damaged nearby parts of the vehicle.
The recalled ROVs were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from March 2019 through October 2020 for between $18,600 and $32,300.
The CPSC Recall Number for these vehicles is 21-709.
Do I Have a Polaris Ranger XP 1000 Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Polaris Ranger XP 1000 Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Polaris ATV, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.