Update: Polaris RVR Recalled Over Fire Hazard
Polaris is recalling about 1,160 model Year 2022 RZR Pro R 4 Premium and RZR Pro R 4 Ultimate Recreational Off-Road Vehicles  over concerns that an incorrectly routed battery cable can contact the prop shaft during use, which can result in an electrical short, posing a fire hazard. CPSC has received at least 1 report that a vehicle lost power after start up. This recall began on April 28, 2022.
What’s the Problem?
Polaris Industries is recalling 133,000 RZR off-highway vehicles (ROVs) due to a fire hazard after several people were injured and a teenage girl died. Affected vehicles include Polaris Model Year 2013-2016 RZR 900 and RZR 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) .
Polaris has received over 160 reports of fires in these vehicles, including one in which 15-year-old Baylee Hoaldridge died in a rollover crash that resulted in a fire. Hoaldridge suffered burns over 65% of her body and was forced to undergo 27 surgeries in the months after her accident, according to the Minneapolis StarTribune .
The teenager died in November, after she was taken off life support. Other injuries linked to Polaris RZRs included first, second and third-degree burns.
“Consumers should not have to worry about taking their ROV out for a ride and the vehicle catching fire,” said CPSC Chairman Elliot F. Kaye. “We are aware of at least 160 fires associated with these models, including one that led to the tragic death of a 15-year-old girl. I strongly urge owners of these ROVs to immediately stop using them and take advantage of the free repair Polaris is providing.”
People with RZRs included in this recall should stop using them immediately and contact their local Polaris dealer for a free repair. The company said it has stopped selling the ATVs until they can be repaired.
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Do I Have a Polaris RZR Recall Lawsuit?
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Again, if you were injured by a Polaris RZR, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.