In December 2022, Polaris announced the recall of specific off-road vehicle models, citing the risk of burn hazards.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall specified that “a fuel leak can occur at the fuel pump assembly joint on the fuel tank in close proximity to a hot surface, posing a fire hazard.”
The recall affected about 600 RZR Pro XP 4 recreational off-road vehicles with the model years 2021 and 2022. The vehicles were sold between March 2021 and August 2022. The off-road vehicles were sold at Polaris dealerships nationwide.
As of August 2023, that number has risen to approximately 12,300 units affected by the recall.
Polaris received five reports of fuel leaks, resulting in one report of a fire. In August 2023, Polaris received three more reports of fuel leaks.
In September 2023, Polaris expanded the recall to include some 2024 vehicle models. According to the CPSC, the expanded recall was due to the passenger seat buckle potentially being separated from the frame, posing an injury risk to consumers.
On Nov. 9, 2023, the CPSC again expanded the recall to include additional RANGER models due to fire and crash hazards. According to the CPSC, the vehicle’s center brake line was improperly installed. As a result, the rear brake circuit could remain pressurized while the vehicle is running, causing the brakes to overheat and reduce braking ability.
Which vehicles are included in the recall?
As of September 2023, the recall now includes the following vehicles:
- Model Year 2024 Polaris Pro XD Full-Size Diesel Crew
- Model Year 2024 Gravely ATLAS JSV-3400
- Model Year 2024 Bobcat UV34XL Gas off-road vehicles
- Model Year 2021-2023 RZR Pro XP 4 (recalled in May 2023)
- Model Year 2022-2023 RZR Turbo R4 (recalled in May 2023)
- Model Year 2021-2023 Polaris RANGER 1000
- Model Year 2021-2023 Polaris RANGER 1000 Crew
- Model Year 2021-2023 Polaris RANGER XP 1000
- Model Year 2021-2023 Polaris RANGER XP 1000 Crew
- Model Year 2021-2022 Polaris RZR Pro XP (2-Seat Only)
- Model Year 2021 Polaris Pro XD Full-Size Gas
- Model Year 2021-2022 Polaris Pro XD Full Size Gas Crew
- Model Year 2021 Bobcat UV34 Gas and UV 34 XL Gas
- Model Year 2022 Bobcat UV34 Gas
- Model Year 2022-2023 Bobcat UV34 XL Gas
- Model Year 2021 Gravely Atlas JSV 3400
- Model Year 2021 and 2023 Gravely Atlas JSV 6400 off-road vehicles
- Fuel Pump Kits with part number 2208123
- Fuel Tank Assembly part number 2521943 sold by Polaris
- Fuel Tank Assembly part number 2522060 sold by Polaris
- Fuel Tank Assembly part number 2522267 sold by Polaris
- Fuel Tank Pump Kit part number 7396260 sold by Bobcat
- Model Year 2023 RANGER XP 1000 NorthStar
- Model Year 2023 RANGER XP 1000 NorthStar Crew
RANGER vehicles have three or six seats. Pro XD, Ariens/Gravely, and Bobcat vehicles have two or four seats. RZR vehicles have two seats.
Consumers in possession of the recalled Polaris off-road vehicles are instructed to stop driving the vehicles immediately.
Other Polaris Recalls:
- Polaris MATRYX RMK KHAOS & Pro Snowmobile Recall
- Polaris RZR (Razor) Off-Road Vehicle Recall
- Polaris Timbersled Snow Bike Conversion Kit Recall
- Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles Recall
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