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Polaris Recalls RZR and GENERAL Due to Burn & Fire Hazards (3/2/17)

Polaris has issued another recall involving the RZRs. According the the recall, "The vehicle engine can misfire and the temperatures of the exhaust and nearby components can get too hot and cause the components to melt, and/or a contaminated brake master cylinder may cause unintended brake drag, posing burn and fire hazards."

 

Check your VIN

Check to see if this, or other. recalls are open on your vehicle. Enter your VIN here, http://www.polaris.com/en-us/rider-support/off-road-recalls

 

Info from Polaris Press Release

http://www.polaris.com/en-us/company/article/polaris-recalls-rzr-and-general-recreational-off-highway-vehicles-due-to-burn-and-fire-hazards

 

Recall Date: February X, 2017

 

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Polaris-Recalls-RZR-and-GENERAL-Recreational-Off-Highway-Vehicles

 

Recall Number: 17-DRAFT

Polaris Recalls RZR and GENERAL Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

 

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Polaris recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)

Hazard: The vehicle engine can misfire and the temperatures of the exhaust and nearby components can get too hot and cause the components to melt, and/or a contaminated brake master cylinder may cause unintended brake drag, posing burn and fire hazards.

Remedy: Repair

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.

Consumer Contact: 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” at the bottom of the page for more information. In addition, check your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the “Product Safety Recalls” page to see if your vehicle is included in any recalls.

 

Recall Details

Units: About 13,500 (The RZR Turbo and RZR 900 and 1000 have previously been recalled.)

Description: 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. The following models are included in the recall.

 

Model Year

Model Number

Model

2016

R16RGE99A7

POLARIS GENERAL 1000 EPS INDY RED

2016

R16RGE99AE

POLARIS GENERAL 1000 EPS DELUXE ORANGEBURST

2016

R16RGE99AV

POLARIS GENERAL 1000 EPS VELOCITY BLUE LE

2017

R17RGE99A7

POLARIS GENERAL 1000 EPS INDY RED

2017

R17RGE99A9

POLARIS GEN 1000 EPS HUNTER ED CAMO

2017

R17RGE99AM

POLARIS GEN 1000 EPS DXE TITANMATTEMETAL

2017

R17RGE99AW

POLARIS GENERAL 1000 EPS WHITE LIGHTNING

2017

R17RHE99AU

POLARIS GENERAL 4 1000 EPS SILVER PEARL

2016

Z16VAA87A2

RZR 900 WHITE LIGHTNING

2016

Z16VAE87AL

RZR 900 EPS TRAIL STEALTH BLACK

 

 

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2015 through February 2017 for between $12,800 and $24,000.

Importer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Distributor: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Manufactured in: Mexico and U.S.

 

Photos

 

Photo 1: 2016 POLARIS GENERAL 1000 EPS INDY RED
2016-polaris-general-1000-eps-indy-red.j

 

 

Photo 2: 2016 POLARIS GENERAL 1000 EPS VELOCITY BLUE LE
2016-polaris-general-1000-eps-velocity-b

 

 

Photo 3: 2016 RZR S 1000 EPS BLACK PEARL
2016-rzr-s-1000-eps-black-pearl.jpg

 

 

Photo 4: 2016 RZR S 1000 EPS MATTE WHITE LIGHTNING
2016-rzr-s-1000-eps-matte-white-lightnin

 

 

Photo 5: 2016 RZR 900 WHITE LIGHTNING
2016-rzr-900-white-lightning.jpg

 

 

Photo 6: 2016 RZR XP 1000 EPS TITANIUM MATTE METALLIC
2016-rzr-xp-1000-eps-titanium-matte-meta

 

 

Photo 7: 2016 RZR XP 4 TURBO EPS MATTE SUNSET RED
2016-rzr-xp-4-turbo-eps-matte-sunset-red

 

 

Photo 8: 2016 GENERAL 1000 EPS DELUXE ORANGEBURST
2016-general-1000-eps-deluxe-orangeburst

 

 

Photo 9: 2017 RZR 900 EPS BLACK PEARL
2017-rzr-900-eps-black-pearl.jpg

 

 

Photo 10: 2017 RZR S 900 EPS VELOCITY BLUE
2017-rzr-s-900-eps-velocity-blue.jpg

 

 

Photo 11: 2017 RZR XP 1000 EPS BOULDERS ED MATTE GOLD
2017-rzr-xp-1000-eps-boulders-ed-matte-g

About U.S. CPSC:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

 

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

 

For more lifesaving information, follow us on Facebook, Instagram @USCPSC and Twitter @USCPSC or sign up to receive our e-mail alerts. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.

 

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline

Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:

800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)

Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime

Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

 

Media Contact

Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.

Phone: 301-504-7908

Spanish: 301-504-7800


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