The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Polaris are informing consumers about fires on model year 2013–2017 Polaris RZR 900 and 1000 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs). These fires have caused death, serious injuries, and property damage.
Most of these vehicles were voluntarily recalled by Polaris in April 2016 to address fire 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 warn consumers to stop using these recreational vehicles immediately. Polaris dealer will perform repairs free of charge. Polaris has agreed to voluntarily suspend sale of all recalled vehicles until they are repaired.
Polaris has received more than 160 reports of fires with the recalled RZR ROVs, resulting in one death of a 15 year old passenger from a rollover that resulted in a fire and 19 reports of injuries, including first, second and third degree burns.
The 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. About 133,000 vehicles are affected as of the initial recall in 2016.