The recalls have continued for Polaris and at an alarming rate. Model year 2021 RZR Pro XP and RZR Pro XP 4s have already been recalled due to the manufacturer’s failure to provide copper seal washers on the oil supply line, which poses a fire hazard. While Polaris boasts of being a global leader in sales of off-road vehicles, the company also holds the distinction of being the number 1 company for recalls according to the Consumer Federation of America.
Polaris Recalls: a 2021 Timeline
So far, Polaris has issued 8 separate recalls in 2021 for its off-road vehicles. All of the recalls are due to serious crash hazard or fire hazard. See Polaris’ website for in depth info on the recalls or below for a summary of information:
- February 2021: Polaris recalls some 2020 RZR Pro XP’s due to incorrect assembly of suspension poses a rollover hazard.
- March 2021: Polaris recalls some 2020 and 2021 Ranger 1000 and Ranger XP 1000 Vehicles due to assembly with inadequately torque upper and lower steering fasterners causes potential for locked steering condition and loss of steering control posing a significant crash hazard.
- March 2021: Polaris recalls some 2020-2021 Ranger 1000 models, 2020 Pro XD models, 2020-2021 Gravely models and 2020-2021 Bobcat models for drive belt braking resulting in fuel line leaks and fire hazards.
- April 2021: Polaris recalls some 2020-2021 Ranger XP 1000 and Ranger 1000 models and 2020 Pro XD models for throttle pedals that can stick causing a crash hazard.
- May 2021: Polaris recalls some 2021 RZR Pro XP vehicles for manufacture without copper seal washers around the oil supply line causing a significant fire hazard.
- July 2021: Polaris recalls some 2021 General 1000 and General XP 1000 vehicles for a weld between the brake pedal pivot and mounting bracket causing separation resulting in loss of brake function and crash hazard.
- July 2021: Polaris recalls some 2021 RZR Pro XP and RZR Pro XP 4 models for raised edge on surface of turbocharger resulting in oil leak and fire hazard.
- September 2021: Polaris recalls all 2011-2021 Phoenix 200 ATV models for throttle speed control breakage leading to stuck throttle condition and crash hazard.
The Polaris brand is synonymous with speed, adventure, and an outdoor lifestyle. Their vehicles are meant to be used off-road in rugged environments. The type of recreation they promote in and of itself can be dangerous but the risk is magnified due to the pervasive and continual problems with their off-road vehicles.
Keller & Keller Aims to Warn Consumers
For over 80 years, Keller & Keller has advocated for victims of personal injury and represented individuals against large companies like Polaris. If you or a loved one have been injured in a Polaris accident or Polaris fire, contact us today for a free consultation. If you were fortunate enough to avoid injury but have suffered property loss, please contact us to tell your story. We want other consumers to be warned.