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      Polaris recalls RZR 170 off-highway vehicles

      Fuel can leak, posing a fire hazard

      Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 16,800 RZR 170 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).

      The fuel tank neck can crack or the wiring harness can overheat or short circuit, posing fuel leak and fire hazards.

      The company has received 102 reports of cracked fuel tank necks and 28 reports of burning, smoking, melted and/or shorted wires, including four reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

      This recall involves all model year 2015 through 2017 youth RZR 170 ROVs. The recalled ROVs have two seats and were sold in red, blue and white.

      For model year 2015 ROVs, “Polaris” is printed on the front grill, “RZR” is printed on the rear panel, and “170” is printed on the front panel.

      For model year 2016 and 2017 ROVs, “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and on the rear panel, and “RZR” is printed on the front panel. The VIN is printed on the frame on the driver’s side front wheel well.

      Year

      Model

      Description

      2015

      R15YAV17AA

      RZR 170 EFI RED

      2015

      R15YAV17AF

      RZR 170 EFI BLUE

      2015

      R15YAV17BA

      RZR 170 EFI RED

      2015

      R15YAV17BF

      RZR 170 EFI BLUE

      2016

      Z16YAV17AB

      RZR 170 WHITE

      2016

      Z16YAV17AF

      RZR 170 BLUE

      2016

      Z16YAV1CAB

      RZR 170 WHITE

      2016

      Z16YAV1CAF

      RZR 170 BLUE

      2017

      Z17YAV17A2

      RZR 170 WHITE

      2017

      Z17YAV17A5

      RZR 170 BLUE

      The ROVs, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from February 2015 through July 2017 for between $4,600 and $4,800.

      What to do

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.

      Consumers may contact Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” for more information. 

      Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 16,800 RZR 170 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).The fuel tank neck can crack or the wir...
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