(MEREDITH) – Polaris is recalling their RZR and GENERAL recreational off-highway vehicles due to burn and fire hazards.
It was discovered the engine can misfire and the temperatures of the exhaust and nearby components can get too hot. This causes the components to melt, and/or a contaminated brake master cylinder may cause unintended brake drag, posing burn and fire hazards.
About 13,500 units have been affected.
This recall involves model year 2016 and 2017 RZR 900, 1000, Turbo and GENERAL 1000 recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs). “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and “RZR” or “GENERAL” is printed on the side of the rear cargo area. The ROVs were sold in various colors.
Polaris has received 14 reports of vehicles catching fire related to the brake master cylinder and one report of fire and two reports of melting vehicle components related to an engine misfire.
No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris for a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly, and consumers can check their VIN on the Polaris website.
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