After receiving reports about 793 incidents involving defective side panels, including 47 fires and four minor burn injuries, Polaris Industries Inc. has issued a recall for 19,200 All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Related: Polaris 2016 ATV recall
The vehicles involved are all 2015 and 2016 Sportsman 850 and 1000 ATV. If you own one of these vehicles, you should immediately stop using it and take it to the dealer for free repairs. These vehicles are not cheap, they cost between $8,500 and $15,000.
The reports received by the ATV manufacturer and federal regulators include incidents involving warped, melted or burned side panels. Specifically, 2015 Sportsman 1000 ATVs, have “exhaust springs can stretch and damage the exhaust seal, which can result in exhaust leaks and pose burn and fire hazards,” Polaris said in a press release.
The right side panel heat shield in all these recalled model ATVs can melt, posing burn and fire hazards to riders.
The recall comes just months after a similar one for the Polaris Sportsman 570 ATV. In that December recall, the company stated that there was a fire risk due to the “air intake duct can contact the fuel rail and cause a fuel leak.”
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Motorists who are grappling with ongoing problems with their Polaris ATV or another vehicle, could be eligible for compensation under California Lemon Laws.
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