An urgent recall of Polaris RZR recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) was issued after reports of over 160 fires and one death.
Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn., announced a recall for about 133,000 Polaris Model Year 2013-2016 RZR 900 and RZR 1000 ROVs because they can catch fire while consumers are driving, posing fire and burn hazards to drivers and passengers. This is a serious risk, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Polaris are warning consumers to stop using these recreational vehicles immediately and contact their Polaris dealer for a free repair. Polaris has agreed to voluntarily suspend sale of all recalled vehicles until they are repaired. Visit www.polaris.com to determine if your RZR ROVs VIN number is included in this recall.
What if Someone Has Been Injured or Killed on My Polaris RZR ROV?
If you own one of these vehicles and someone has been injured on it, CONTACT OUR LAW FIRM before getting it repaired. Attorney Eric Hageman is on of our lead lawyers, and he can help you determine what you need to do to protect your legal rights (or the legal rights of an injured child), and whether you and your family can sue for burns (personal injury) or wrongful death.
When an accident is caused by a defect in the design or manufacturing of the vehicle, the manufacturer is legally responsible for any injuries or deaths caused by the vehicle.
A lawsuit can help get answers, compensation and justice.
- Was the vehicle tested before it was sold to consumers?
- If so, what were those tests and was there any indication that there was a risk of fire?
- When did the company know of the risk of fire?
- Why were there over 160 reports of fires before Polaris issued a recall?
- What guarantee is there that the repair will fix the problem?
Compensation can include amounts for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and cost of care. “Pain and suffering” can include amounts for the following:
- physical pain suffered due to the burns, grafting and daily care;
- loss of quality of life;
- emotional distress.
160+ Fires and one Death
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.
List of Recalled Vehicles
- 2013/2014 RZR XP 900
3NSJT9EAXEF364144 – 3NSJT9EA4EF385345
4XAJT87A0DP456738 – 4XAJT87A8EF366714
- 2014/2015/2016 RZR XP 1000 *additional VIN numbers included. Visit Polaris.com.
3NSVDE992FF361215 – 3NSVDE998GF784060
4XAST1EA0EB165962 – 4XAVFE992GB344924
- 2015/2016 RZR 900 *additional VIN numbers included. Visit Polaris.com.
3NSVAE871FF366883 – 3NSVAE874GH861374
4XAVAA878FB926614 – 4XAVAE873GB673176
- 2015/2016 RZR S 900 *additional VIN numbers included. Visit Polaris.com.
3NSVBE870FF361395 – 3NSVBA876GH860331
4XAVBE879FP340592 – 4XAVBE876GB673749
- 2016 RZR S 1000 *additional VIN numbers included. Visit Polaris.com.
3NSVBE994GH102740 – 3NSVBE99XGH108171
4XAVBE995GP340655 – 4XAVBE997GB673744
According to the company, the VIN is normally located on the driver’s side rear frame rail, above the PVT cover. You should check your owner’s manual if you have any difficulty locating the VIN. VINs are not sequential and not all VINs in the ranges above are included in this recall. To determine if a specific ROV is included in this recall visit www.polaris.com and click on “Off-Road Safety Recalls” under the “Rider Community” heading on the main page of the Polaris website.
The recalled ROVs were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2012 through April 2016 for between $16,000 and $26,000. They were manufactured in the United States and Mexico and imported and distributed by Polaris.
Repairs will start April 22, 2016. To schedule a free repair, consumers should call their local Polaris dealer.