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Polaris RZR Fire Hazard Causes One Rider Death, All Models Recalled

In conjunction with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Polaris Industries has announced a complete recall of their RZR recreational off-highway vehicles due to a severe fire hazard caused by an undisclosed defect. At least 160 accounts have been collected from around the country reporting the vehicles burst into flames while in use. One rider death has been confirmed among several serious burn injury reports.

The recall affects133,000 Polaris RZR vehicles. Model year 2013 to 2016 RZR 900s and RZR 1000s should not be used. If you own one of these affected models, discontinue use immediately and contact Polaris for recall information. You can reach them at 800-765-2747 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM central time.

You may need to locate your vehicle identification number (VIN) to determine if your RZR recreational off-highway vehicle poses an immediate fire hazard. Most RZR models will have this located on the frame rail behind the driver’s side entrance. If you cannot find the VIN number, your owner’s manual or a Polaris representative should be able to direct you to it.

People who own affected vehicles are entitled to complimentary repairs conducted by an authorized Polaris dealership. In some instances, it may be necessary to fully replace the vehicle. Additional information about this recall can be found on the CPSC website here.

If you have been hurt while using a recalled Polaris RZR vehicle discuss your legal options with our San Francisco personal injury lawyers from Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn by calling 415.940.7176 today.