July 26, 2017 — Polaris is recalling 16,800 of the RZR 170 off-road vehicles from the 2015-2017 model-years because fuel can leak and hit and electrical spark, posing a fire hazard.
The recall involves all of the 2015, 2016, and 2017 model-year RZR 170 recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs). According to Polaris:
“The fuel tank neck can crack or the wiring harness can overheat or short circuit, posing fuel leak and fire hazards.”
Polaris has received 4 reports of fires, 102 reports of cracked fuel tank necks, and 28 reports of burning, smoking, melted and/or shorted wires. No injuries have been linked to the recall.
They were sold nationwide at Polaris dealers between February 2015 and July 2017 for $4,600 to $4,800.
The recalled vehicles can be identified by a VIN number that is printed on the frame on the driver’s side front wheel well. The following RZR 170 vehicles are included in the recall:
|2015||R15YAV17AA||RZR 170 EFI RED|
|2015||R15YAV17AF||RZR 170 EFI BLUE|
|2015||R15YAV17BA||RZR 170 EFI RED|
|2015||R15YAV17BF||RZR 170 EFI BLUE|
|2016||Z16YAV17AB||RZR 170 WHITE|
|2016||Z16YAV17AF||RZR 170 BLUE|
|2016||Z16YAV1CAB||RZR 170 WHITE|
|2016||Z16YAV1CAF||RZR 170 BLUE|
|2017||Z17YAV17A2||RZR 170 WHITE|
|2017||Z17YAV17A5||RZR 170 BLUE|
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