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Polaris Recalls Continue; 9,900 ATVs Pose Fire Risk, Could Leak Gas

Polaris Recalls Continue; 9,900 ATVs Pose Fire Risk, Could Leak Gas

Polaris Recalls Continue; 9,900 ATVs Pose Fire Risk

With two days left in 2016 Polaris Industries, a publicly traded U.S. manufacturer announced the recall of 9,900 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) over concerns that they can potentially leak fuel and go up in flames. Persistent fire safety concerns have forced Polaris, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to launch at least seven recalls in the past two years, affecting more than a quarter million of their off-road vehicles. Those recalled vehicles reportedly caused around 160 fires and at least one fatality. Polaris, who is also a U.S. defense contractor, sold the latest hazardous ATVs for $7,700 to $11,000 depending on the model. The company, located in Medina, Minnesota, manufactured the ATVs in both Mexico and the United States.

According to CPSC documents the ATVs leak fuel when the air intake duct comes in contact with the fuel rail, which has led to 35 alleged incidents of damage or fire. But at the time of the recall no injuries have been reported. The ATVs were sold exclusively at Polaris dealerships across the country from May 2013 until last month when they were pulled off the line. This recall affects the model years 2014 to 2016 from the Sportsman 570 line of ATVs (Sportsman; Touring 570, Touring 570 SP, X2 570 EPS & 6X6 570 EPS). The model name and number (see list below) is printed on the steering column and the Polaris logo can be found on the front of the vehicle.

 

Polaris Recalls

 

Earlier in December 2016 Polaris recalled 23,746 of their Indian Motorcycles, a brand that they purchased in 2011, for the same fuel leak problems and fire hazards. Polaris, who also owns Victory Motorcycles, found a similar “fuel rail failure” in their bikes during a warranty review. Fortunately, no reported injuries have been linked to that recall. But four months earlier, in another Polaris recall of more than 10,000 RZR Turbo ATVs, consumers were not so lucky. In that recall there were 19 reported fires, six injuries (including a “child suffering severe burns”) and 15 acres of destroyed forest in Utah.

In a statement Polaris said that they are investing $120 million to research and remedy the fire related problems moving forward. Until then owners of recalled Polaris Motorcycles and ATVs are being told by authorities to stop using them immediately and contact the company for free repairs. The CPSC said that Polaris will contact “all known purchasers directly,” but if a consumer acquired their vehicle secondhand they must take the initiative and contact the company themselves.

Related: Are There Design Flaws in the Polaris RZR?

To see if your Polaris ATV has been recalled please visit: http://www.polaris.com/en-us/rider-support/off-road-recalls

To see the list of model numbers affected by this recall see: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Polaris-Recalls-Sportsman-570-All-Terrain-Vehicles

To contact Polaris call: (800) 765 2747

American Honda Motor Company Recalled ATVs For Throttle Defects

American Honda Motor Company Recalled ATVs For Throttle Defects

This recall affected approximately 46,000 all-terrain vehicles, including Model Year 2007 Honda TRX 500 ATVs, also known as the Honda Foreman and Foreman Rubicon. The 2007 model year ATVs were available in red, black, blue, olive, and camouflage. The Honda name and wing logo was printed on the fuel tank and the model name was printed on the side panel just below the seat.

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Arctic Cat Recalls Popular ATV

Arctic Cat Recalls Popular ATV

Arctic Cat Inc., the manufacturer of the Arctic Cat All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) issued a recall for its 2007 Arctic Cat 90cc DVX and Utility Model ATVs due to loosened steering components that could have caused serious injury or death.

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Honda Recalls Popular ATV Over Steering Defect

Honda Recalls Popular ATV Over Steering Defect

American Honda Motor Co. issued a recall in July 2008 involving the TRX 420 Rancher All-Terrain Vehicles that were produced from 2007 to 2008. This recall, said to affect around 42,000 ATVs, was in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recalled ATVs are also known as the Honda FourTrax Rancher 4X4 and were available in red, black, olive, and camouflage. These units have the Honda name and wing logo printed on the fuel tank. They were manufactured for riders that are 16 years of age and older.

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Honda, CPSC announce recall of 200,000 ATV models

Honda, CPSC announce recall of 200,000 ATV models

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and American Honda Motor Company have announced the voluntary recall of a number of various models of the 2004 and 2005 FourTrax All-Terrain Vehicles. More than 200,000 varying models have been recalled by the Torrance, California-based company due to problems with steering rods. Twenty-seven reports have been received by Honda in regard to the separation of steering rods, a mechanical and structural defect that can lead to loss of control of the ATV, and serious accidents resulting in severe injury or even death.

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