What's the Problem?
According to a Recall Notice  by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), this action affects:
- 2020 Polaris General XP 1000 Deluxe
- 2020 Polaris General XP 4 1000 Deluxe
- 2020 Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1000 Deluxe
- 2020 Polaris General XP 1000
- 2019 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS
- 2019 Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1000
The throttle on affected UTVs can fail to return to the idle position after the engine stalls and is restarted in gear without switching the key to the off position due to a software problem, causing the vehicle to accelerate suddenly, and posing a crash hazard to the user.
Affected UTVs were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from June 2018 through March 2020 for between $15,890 and $29,000, CPSC said.
If you purchased a UTV that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it and contact Polaris to schedule a free inspection and repair.
This recall began on July 2, 2020.
Class Action Lawsuit Seeks to Hold Polaris Responsible for Dangerous Design
In April 2018, a nationwide class action lawsuit was filed against Polaris Industries. and Polaris Sales Inc., alleging that the companies sold multiple models in its Ranger and RZR lines that were defectively designed in a way that created a significant and unreasonable risk of the vehicles overheating and catching fire.
Plaintiffs James Bruner, Michael Zeeck, and Ed Beattie claim that the Polaris defect has resulted in more than 250 fires, more than 30 severe injuries, and at least three deaths.
"Since at least 2011, Polaris has prioritized performance, style and cost savings over safety and in so doing produced over 400,000 recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs) that can overheat and catch fire," the complaint states. "Polaris has yet to offer owners an effective fix, so we filed to help bring about that change. "
The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
See all related product liability lawsuits our attorneys covered so far.
Do I Have a Polaris General XP 1000 Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Polaris General XP 1000 Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Polaris ATV, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.