WASHINGTON, DC – Fire risks continue to plague Polaris RZRs, including 2017 models and those that were reportedly repaired during the 2016 recall.
Polaris Industries and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a joint statement Tuesday to inform the public that a fire risk exists on RZR 900 and 1000 vehicles. The risk applies not only to the 2013-16 model years – when 133,000 vehicles were recalled and a stop use/stop sale notice was issued – but also to the 2017 model year.
“These fires have caused death, serious injuries and property damage,” Polaris and CPSC stated.
Polaris and CPSC added that they’ve received reports of fires occurring on vehicles that were repaired during the recall.
“Most of these vehicles were voluntarily recalled by Polaris in April 2016 to address the hazards. However, users of the vehicles that were repaired as part of the April 2016 recall continue to report fires, including total-loss fires. The 2017 RZRs were not included in the April 2016 recall, but these models have also experienced fires.”
CPSC and Polaris “continue to work together to ensure fire risks in these vehicles are addressed. However, at this time, the CPSC and Polaris want to make the public aware of the fires involving these vehicles,” the companies stated.
CPSC advises consumers to report any fire or overheating-related incidents to the agency hotline at 800-638-2772 or at www.saferproducts.gov
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