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Polaris Industries is recalling its Sportsman 850 and 1000 ATVs from model years 2015 and 2016 over a defect that has been linked to at least 47 fires and 4 burn injuries to riders.
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Update: Polaris Sportsman, Scrambler Recalled Over Fire Hazard

Polaris is recalling about 3,800 model year 2020-2023 Polaris Sportsman 1000 S and Scrambler 1000 S ATVs over concerns that electrostatic discharge outside the fuel tank can ignite fuel spills while refueling, posing a fire hazard.

“The firm has received 16 reports of fire, including one report of personal injury and one report of property damage, outside the U.S.,” CPSC said.

The recalled Polaris ATVs were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2019 through October 2022 for between $15,000 and $17,800.

If you purchased a Polaris ATV that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris will instruct dealers to install new fuel filler neck clamps and, if needed, a fill neck cover.

This recall began on January 5, 2023.

What’s the Problem?

March 28, 2017 – Both the Polaris Sportsman 850 and 1000 models have a right-side panel heat shield that can melt, which could lead to fire risks and burns to riders, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) [1].

The agency also warned that exhaust springs on the 2015 Sportsman 1000 ATV can stretch and damage the exhaust heat seal, causing exhaust leaks which could result in burns or fires.

This recall affects all 2015 and 2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 and 1000 ATVs. The word “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and “Sportsman 850” or “Sportsman 1000” is printed on the side of the steering column.

The ATVs were sold at Polaris dealerships across the U.S. from May 2014 to March 2017 for between $8,500 and $15,000. Consumers who purchased any recalled models should contact the manufacturer and schedule a free repair.

In April 2016, Polaris recalled about 133,000 RZR off-road vehicles (ROVs) after at least 160 reports of fires, including one which resulted in the death of a 15-year-old girl. Affected models include the RZR 900 and RZR 1000 ROVs, model years 2013 to 2016. A more limited recall involving 53,000 RZRs was announced in October 2015.

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