Polaris recalls 13,000 off-highway vehicles due to fire hazard

Published: Sep. 1, 2016 at 8:55 PM CDT
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(KFVS) - Polaris has recalled about 13,000 recreational off-highway vehicles.

The RZR XP Turbo was recalled because the vehicles' engine can overheat and turbo system's drain tube can loosen, which poses a fire hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, this includes the 2,230 vehicles previously recalled in December 2015.

The recall involves all model year 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo and RZR XP 4 Turbo recreational off-highway vehicles.

The ROVs were sold in blue, gray, orange and red. They have two or four seats and a rear box. "RZR" is printed on the rear box or on the right and left rear fenders and "Turbo" on the hood or on the right and left front fenders. "Polaris" is stamped on the front grill.

They were sold nationwide from August 2015 through July 2016 for between $25,000 and $27,500.

All model and vehicle identification numbers included. You can click here to check.

According to the CPSC, Polaris received 19 reports of the ROVs catching on fire, resulting in six reports of burn injuries. One of the reported fires occurred in Utah's American Fork Canyon, which led to a young child suffering severe burns and 15 acres of forest land being destroyed.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. They will receive an extended warranty on each repaired RZR Turbo and a discount towards the purchase of a new vehicle.

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