The following ALERT was issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on April 13, 2017.
Product Name | Ranger 900 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles.
# Affected | 51,000.
Reason | A heat shield can fall off the vehicle, posing fire and burn hazards to riders.
Description | 2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900, XP 900 EPS, and CREW 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs were sold in a variety of colors and have either three or six seats and a rear box. “Ranger” is printed on the rear box, and “900” is printed on the hood of the ROVs. All 2015 Ranger 900 models and vehicle identification numbers (VINs) are included in this recall. The VIN is printed on the frame on the driver’s side towards the rear of the vehicle. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com.
Incidents / Injuries | Polaris has received 13 incident reports involving the recalled ROVs, including five reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy | Get it repaired by contacting Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday and Friday, or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.
NOTE: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Sold At | Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2014 through March 2017 for between $13,400 and $21,300.
Manufacturer / Importer | Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minnesota.
Manufactured In | U.S. and Mexico.
POLARIS ALSO RECALLS ON THE SAME DAY
Product Name | Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
# Affected | 3,000.
Reason | The electronic power steering unit can malfunction, posing a crash hazard.
Description | This recall involves model year 2017 Polaris Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000 model ATVs. The recalled ATVs have “Polaris” printed on the front grill and “Sportsman 450,” “Sportsman 570,” “Sportsman 850,” “Sportsman 1000” or “Scrambler 1000” printed on the side of the steering column. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com.
Incidents / Injuries | Polaris has received 15 reports of the electronic power steering unit malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy | Get it repaired by calling Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off-Road Safety Recalls” for more information.
Sold At | Polaris dealers nationwide from September 2016 through March 2017 for between $6,900 and $13,300.
Manufactured | Same as above.
Built in the | U.S.
Source: CPSC [https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/polaris-recalls-sportsman-all-terrain-vehicles-recall-alert]
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