Recalled Product Name/Brand/ID
Polaris Recalls RANGER Off-Road Vehicles Due to Fire and Crash Hazards (Recall Alert)
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Potential Risks or Issues
An improperly installed center brake line can cause the rear brake circuit to remain pressurized during operation, resulting in overheated brakes and reduced braking performance, posing fire and crash hazards.
Has Anyone Been Injured?
Polaris has identified one report of fire and three reports of kinked brake lines. Polaris is not aware of any reports of crashes or injuries.
About the Recall
This recall involves certain VINs of Model Year 2023 RANGER XP 1000 NorthStar and XP 1000 NorthStar Crew vehicles. The RANGER vehicles were sold in the following colors: blue, brown, camouflage, graphite, and white. They were sold in three and six-seat configurations and have “POLARIS” stamped on the front grille. The model number and VIN are printed on a portion of the left rear frame (on the driver’s side of the vehicle) under the cargo box.
Where to Find Unique Identification of this Product
The model number and VIN are printed on a portion of the left rear frame (on the driver’s side of the vehicle) under the cargo box.
How Many Units Are Affected?
About 1,025 units are affected by this recall. Additionally, approximately 40 units were sold in Canada.
Affected Batch/Date Range
No specific batch or date range information provided.
Who is the Distributor(s)?
No distributor information provided.
Places Where Recalled Product was Sold
Polaris dealers nationwide from June 2023 through September 2023.
Where was This Manufactured?
Manufactured by Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minnesota, United States.
Actions for Consumers
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact Polaris or an authorized Polaris dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair if needed. Polaris has notified consumers to stop riding the vehicles and is contacting registered owners directly.
Consumers should contact Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” at the bottom of the page or https://www.polaris.com/en-us/off-road-recalls/ to check if their vehicle identification number (VIN) is included in any recalls. Consumers can also contact Polaris’ owner connections team at Owner.Connections@polaris.com or via an online forum accessible at https://www.polaris.com/en-us/off-road/owner-resources/help-center/email.
For additional information, consumers can visit the official recall alert page: Polaris Recalls RANGER Off-Road Vehicles Due to Fire and Crash Hazards (Recall Alert).
No specific regulatory compliance information provided.
How Can I Protect Myself From Falling Victim?
- Immediately stop using the recalled vehicles.
- Contact Polaris or an authorized Polaris dealer to schedule a free inspection.
- Follow the instructions provided by Polaris for repair, if needed.
- Check the Polaris website or contact Polaris directly to verify if your vehicle identification number (VIN) is included in any recalls.
It is important for consumers to take immediate action if they own one of the recalled Polaris RANGER Off-Road Vehicles. The identified fire and brake line issues pose serious hazards and should not be ignored. By contacting Polaris and following the recommended inspection and repair process, consumers can ensure their safety and the reliability of their off-road vehicles.