Polaris recalls recreational off-highway vehicles due to fire hazard

(WCBD) — Polaris is recalling their recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) after receiving several reports of burn injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission, the vehicle’s engine can overheat and the turbo system’s drain tube can loosen, posing the hazard.

Polaris has received 19 reports of the ROVs catching on fire, resulting in six reports of burn injuries. One of the reported fires occurred in Utah’s American Fork Canyon, which led to a young child suffering severe burns and 15 acres of forest land being destroyed.

An estimated 13,000 ROVs (including the 2, 230 vehicles previously recalled on December 2015) have been recalled. Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2015 through July 2016 for between $25,000 and $27,500 are affected by the recall.

This recall involves all model year 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo and RZR XP 4 Turbo recreational off-highway vehicles. The ROVs were sold in blue, gray, orange and red and have two or four seats and a rear box.

“RZR” is printed on the rear box or on the right and left rear fenders and “Turbo” on the hood or on the right and left front fenders. “Polaris” is stamped onto the front grill. All model and Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) are included in this recall.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Consumers will receive an extended warranty on each repaired RZR Turbo and a discount towards the purchase of a new vehicle.

To check for recalled vehicles visit www.polaris.com.

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