Polaris recalled nearly 20,000 Sportsman 850 and 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) after dozens of people were seriously burned when the heat shields melted or they caught on fire.
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Polaris Sportsman ATV Recall
March 21, 2017 — Polaris recalled approximately 19,200 of the model-year 2015 and 2016 Sportsman 850 and Sportsman 1000 ATVs due to a fire and burn injury hazard.
What is the problem?
The right side panel heat shield can melt on both the Sportsman 850 and 1000, posing burn and fire hazards to riders. Furthermore, on the 2015 Sportsman 1000 ATV, the exhaust springs can stretch and damage the exhaust heat seal. This can result in exhaust leaks, which poses burn and fire hazards to riders.
How Many People Were Injured?
Four people suffered minor burn injuries. Polaris has received 47 reports of fires on the recalled ATVs. At least 793 incidents have been reported to Polaris, including side panels warped, melted or burned.
What Should Consumers Do?
Consumers who own the recalled Sportsman ATVs should immediately stop using them and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is directly contacting all known consumers.
You can call 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” for more information.
What Polaris ATVs Were Recalled?
The recall involves all model-year 2015 and 2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 and 1000 ATVs. The word “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and “Sportsman 850” or “Sportsman 1000” is printed on the side of the steering column. They were sold in many colors and printed patterns. The model number is on the fuel tank.
They were sold at Polaris dealerships nationwide from May 2014 through March 2017 for between $8,500 and $15,000.
The recall involves the following Polaris Sportsman ATVs:
|Model Year||Model Number||Model/Color|
|2015||A15SXA85AJ||Sportsman 850 White Lightning|
|2015||A15SXA85AA||Sportsman 850 Sage Green|
|2015||A15SXA85AC||Sportsman 850 Polaris Pursuit Camo|
|2015||A15SXE85AS||Sportsman 850 SP Sunset Red|
|2015||A15SXE85AM||Sportsman 850 SP Titanium Matte Metallic|
|2015||A15SYE85AS||Sportsman Touring 850 SP Sunset Red|
|2015||A15SYE85AV||Sportsman Touring 850 SP Blue Fire|
|2015||A15SXE95AW||Sportsman XP 1000 Matte White Le|
|2015||A15SXE95AK||Sportsman XP 1000 SP Black Pearl Metallic|
|2015||A15SXE95AC||Sportsman XP 1000 Polaris Pursuit Camo|
|2015||A15SYE95AX||Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Bronze Mist|
|2015||A15SXL95AM||Sportsman XP 1000 Titanium Matte Metallic|
|2015||A15SYL95AP||Sportsman XP 1000 Touring White Pearl Metal|
|2016||A16SXA85A2||Sportsman 850 White Lightning|
|2016||A16SXA85A1||Sportsman 850 Sage Green|
|2016||A16SXA85A9||Sportsman 850 Polaris Pursuit® Camo|
|2016||A16SXE85AB||Sportsman 850 SP Velocity Blue|
|2016||A16SXE85AS||Sportsman 850 SP Sunset Red|
|2016||A16SXN85A3||Sportsman 850 High Lifter Edition|
|2016||A16SXE85AM||Sportsman 850 SP Titanium Matte Metallic|
|2016||A16SYE85AS||Sportsman Touring 850 SP Sunset Red|
|2016||A16SXE95AG||Sportsman XP 1000 Matte Sagebrush Green|
|2016||A16SXE95AR||Sportsman XP 1000 Havasu Red Pearl|
|2016||A16SXD95A9||Sportsman XP 1000 Hunter Edition|
|2016||A16SYE95AK||Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Black Pearl|
|2016||A16SXM95AL||Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter Edition|
|2016||A16SYE95AP||Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Pearl White Le|
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