Five Recalls of the Polaris ATV in 2022
In September of 2021, Keller & Keller reported that Polaris had issued 8 separate recalls in 2021 for its off-road vehicles. Since September of 2021, 5 more recalls have been issued. It is astounding that these vehicles are still being sold as all 5 of the recalls are related to serious crash hazards or fire hazards. See Polaris’ website for in-depth info on the recalls, but we have included a summary of information below:
- December 2021: Polaris recalls some 2020-2021 Ranger XP 1000 and Ranger 1000 models, and 2020-2021 Pro XD Models due to issues with the throttle pedals resulting in a stick-in the depressed position posing a crash hazard.
- December 2021: Polaris recalls some 2020-2022 RZR XP 1000, RZR XP Turbo, and RZR Turbo S Velocity and 2020-2022 General 1000 and General XP 1000 Models due to steering wheels that separate resulting in loss of control, posing a crash hazard and resulting in serious injury.
- January 2022: Polaris recalls some model year 2022 Outlaw 110 EFI Youth ATVs for fuel line leakage resulting in potential fire hazards and potential serious injury.
- February 2022: Polaris recalls some model year 2022 Matryx RMK, INDY, SWITCHBACK, VOYAGEUR, and NORDIC PRO Snowmobiles due to failure of the throttle release to disengage leading to loss of vehicle control and posing a crash hazard.
- April 2022: Polaris recalls some model year 2022 RZR Pro R 4 Premium and Ultimate models due to incorrectly routed battery cables which may contact the prop shaft during operation resulting in electrical short posing a fire hazard and risk of serious injury.
Polaris urges anyone who owns these vehicles to stop use immediately and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule an inspection and repair. These recent recalls are among the 55 reported by Polaris since 2010. As we previously reported, Polaris delayed reporting defects and was slapped with a record-breaking $27.25 million dollar fine by the Consumer Protection Safety Commission. In addition to these fines for failure to disclose information, the U.S. Government has since sued Polaris for causing a forest fire that burned 8,000 acres of San Bernardino National Forest that was started by a defective Polaris vehicle.
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