Update: Polaris MATRYX RMK KHAOS And PRO Snowmobiles Recalled Over Fire Hazard
Polaris is recalling about 23,600 model year 2022-2023 MATRYX RMK KHAOS and PRO snowmobiles after it was determined that when the rider engages the throttle and brake (including the parking brake) simultaneously, the brake system can overheat in the caliper/pad/brake rotor area, posing a fire hazard and risk of serious injury.
The company is aware of at least 164 reports of heat/brake drag, including 22 reports of fire as a result of this concern.
Polaris is advising owners of the recalled snowmobiles to stop using them immediately and contact their local dealer to schedule a free repair.
This recall [4.] began on May 4, 2023.
What's the Problem?
According to a Recall Notice  from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), this action affects:
- 2015 Polaris Rush
- 2015 Polaris Switchback
- 2016 Polaris Rush
- 2016 Polaris Switchback
- 2017 Polaris RMK
- 2017 Polaris Rush
- 2017 Polaris Switchback
- 2017 Polaris Voyager
- 2018 Polaris RMK
- 2018 Polaris Rush
- 2018 Polaris Switchback
- 2018 Polaris Voyager
- 2019 Polaris RMK
- 2019 Polaris Rush
- 2019 Polaris Switchback
- 2019 Polaris Voyager
- 2019 Polaris Indy
- 2020 Polaris RMK
- 2020 Polaris Rush
- 2020 Polaris Switchback
- 2020 Polaris Voyager
- 2020 Polaris Indy
Polaris has received at least 13 reports of improperly secured fuel hoses on the recalled snowmobiles, CPSC said.
Affected snowmobiles were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from December 2013 through April 2020 for between $7,400 and $15,100.
If you purchased a snowmobile that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free inspection and, if needed, a free repair.
This recall was issued on July 16, 2020.
Polaris Matryx, Axys, Pro-Ride Snowmobiles Recalled Over Fire Hazard
Polaris Industries is recalling about 138,000 the model year 2021-2023 Polaris MATRYX, 2015-2022 Polaris AXYS, and 2013-2014 Polaris Pro-Ride Snowmobiles over concerns that electrostatic discharge inside the fuel tank can cause vapors to ignite during operation and the tank to burst, posing a fire hazard.
"The firm has received 30 reports of fuel tank bursting, including 16 incidents of fire and one report of a second-degree burn," CPSC said.
If you purchased a Polaris snowmobile that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it and contact Polaris or an authorized Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair, consisting of replacing the fuel tank assembly.
This CPSC Recall  began on November 17, 2022.
How Do I Know if My Polaris Snowmobile Was Recalled?
If you are unsure whether your Polaris snowmobile needs to be repaired, you can use this new search tool [3.] to find out. Simply enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), search by vehicle information, or select a vehicle in My Garage to determine whether your vehicle is affected by a safety recall.
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Do I Have a Polaris Snowmobile Recall Lawsuit?
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If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Polaris Snowmobile, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.