Polaris recalls 133,000 off-road vehicles after reports of fire

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Heads up to Polaris drivers.

    "In the October recall, CPSC officials blamed the fire hazard on RZR’s faulty fuel tank line, which can be pinched and cause the tank to pressurize and leak fuel."


    Polaris recalls 133,000 off-road vehicles after reports of fire

    Polaris Recalls RZR Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard; Severe Burn Injuries, One Death Reported

    After more than 100 off-road machines made by Polaris Industries unexpectedly burst into flames, killing at least one rider and injuring others, the Minnesota company announced Tuesday that it has agreed to recall 133,000 recreational off-highway vehicles.

    The recall is one of the largest ever announced by an off-road vehicle manufacturer, according to a Star Tribune analysis of recalls announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

    “This is Polaris’ largest recall, and we take the matter very seriously,” Polaris said in a written response to questions from the Star Tribune. “We conducted a thorough investigation to pinpoint the root causes of fires and other thermal-related events. In consultation with [the safety commission], we developed a comprehensive corrective action plan to address them.”

    The models involved in the recall include some of the most popular in the Polaris portfolio: the RZR 900 and RZR 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles, or ROVs. The model years range from 2013 to 2016. A more limited recall involving 53,000 RZR machines was announced in October. Those machines are included in this week’s recall.
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  2. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++

    glad I have a Kawasaki mule now as for polaris --WOW
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  3. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I have a Yamaha Rhino660... Good Machine... Best Transportation Money I ever spent... Polaris... WOW is Right...
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  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Kubota RTV 900, Diesel!

    Hope that virus doesn't spread to the Indian.
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  5. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    It keeps getting worse, things like this have killed companies or forced a merger.

    Polaris Industries reduced earnings forecast 43 percent because of latest recall
    The company lowered its earnings forecast by 43 percent due to costs related to fixing recalled vehicles.
    Repercussions from Polaris Industries' massive recalls hammered home Monday as the recreational vehicle maker significantly downgraded its earnings expectations for the year, saying recall costs will now reach $120 million in 2016.

    The surprise downgrade, which lowered the earnings forecast by 43 percent, comes less than two weeks after Polaris recalled another 10,770 of its off-road four-wheelers, citing 19 new reports of vehicle fires that injured six people and destroyed 15 acres of Utah forest.

    This month's recalls are on top of the 203,000 recreational vehicles that Medina-based Polaris previously recalled between 2015 and July due to a variety of fire hazards.
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  6. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    When I started this thread it was 133,000 recalled now 400,000.
    30 reports from customers about fuel leaking into headlights and four reports about fires.
    I would think long and hard before I spend thousands on any Polaris products

    Polaris issues more recalls

    Polaris Industries recalled another 26,760 off road vehicles this week, bringing recall totals over the 400,000 mark in the past two and a half years.

    The recall on Wednesday involved 25,600 Polaris Sportsman 570 all-terrain vehicles issued under model year 2014. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Polaris received 30 reports from customers about fuel leaking into headlights and four reports about fires. No injuries were reported. The affected Sportsman were sold from April 2014 through May 2017 for $6,500 and $7,700.
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  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

  8. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    What Dufus Engineer would put Headlights near the Gas Tank??? Seems kind of a DUMB Idea.... Yamaha has the Gas Tank in my Rhino660 under the Passenger Seat, inside the Steel Frame, with a 3/16 Steel Skid Plate between it and the Ground... No Electrics anywhere near it.... I have ALwAYS MAINTAINED that before any Engineer ever gets near the Design Team, they must spend 10 years in Field Service of the Product, in question....
  9. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Breaking NEWS!

    The engineers at Polaris have rolled out their newest device, patents pending.


  10. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Never owned one, Probably never will.
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