Polaris is recalling about 133,000 RZR recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs) from the 2013-2016 model-years because they can catch on fire when they are being driven. At least 19 people have been seriously burned and one 15 year-old passenger died in a rollover accident that resulted in a fire.
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Polaris RZR Recall Issued Due to Fire Hazard
April 19, 2016 — Polaris Industries and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a recall for the Polaris RZR 900 and RZR 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).
In October 2015, Polaris issued a more limited recall involving 53,000 RZR vehicles. Those vehicles are included in the current recall, which is the largest ever issued by Polaris. According to the notice:
“The vehicles’ fuel tank vent line can be misrouted, causing it to become pinched. This can cause the fuel tank to pressurize and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.”
15 Year-Old Dies in Polaris RZR Fire in Rollover Accident
Polaris has received more than 160 reports of fires in the recalled RZR vehicles, resulting in 19 injuries and the death of a 15 year-old girl named Baylee Hoaldridge.
Hoaldridge was riding in an RZR that her family rented for the July 4th holiday in Juab County, Utah. Investigators say the vehicle tipped over after traveling too fast around a turn. The vehicle caught on fire and Hoaldridge suffered burns over 65% of her body.
Over the next four months, Hoaldridge endured 27 surgeries before being taken off life support in November 2015, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Her family is not pursuing a lawsuit against Polaris, but an attorney representing the family declined to say whether they had reached a settlement. He blamed her death on defective design, saying, “A machine like this should never catch fire just from tipping on its side.”
What ROVs Are Being Recalled?
- RZR XP 900 (2013-2014)
- RZR XP 1000 (2014-2016)
- RZR 900 (2015-2016)
- RZR S 900 (2016-2016)
- RZR S 1000 (2016)
What Should I Do?
Consumers should stop using these recreational vehicles immediately and contact their Polaris dealer for a free repair. Polaris has agreed to stop selling the recalled vehicles until they are repaired. You can call 1-800-POLARIS and select Option 9 to speak with the team handling questions about the recall. Visit www.polaris.com to determine if your RZR vehicle VIN number is included in this recall. The recall notice provided a partial list of VIN numbers:
List of Recalled VIN Numbers
2013/2014 RZR XP 900
3NSJT9EAXEF364144 – 3NSJT9EA4EF385345
4XAJT87A0DP456738 – 4XAJT87A8EF366714
2014/2015/2016 RZR XP 1000 *additional VIN numbers included. Visit Polaris.com.
3NSVDE992FF361215 – 3NSVDE998GF784060
4XAST1EA0EB165962 – 4XAVFE992GB34492
2015/2016 RZR 900 *additional VIN numbers included. Visit Polaris.com.
3NSVAE871FF366883 – 3NSVAE874GH861374
4XAVAA878FB926614 – 4XAVAE873GB673176
2015/2016 RZR S 900 *additional VIN numbers included. Visit Polaris.com.
3NSVBE870FF361395 – 3NSVBA876GH860331
4XAVBE879FP340592 – 4XAVBE876GB673749
2016 RZR S 1000 *additional VIN numbers included. Visit Polaris.com
3NSVBE994GH102740 – 3NSVBE99XGH108171
4XAVBE995GP340655 – 4XAVBE997GB673744
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