PhotoPolaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 19,000 General side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).

The steering wheel shaft can shift and detach while in use, resulting in a loss of control and crash hazard.

The firm has received 5 reports of the steering shaft separating and 1 report of a broken hand injury.

This recall involves model year 2016 and 2017 Polaris General 2- and 4-seat side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles.

The vehicles were sold in black, blue, camouflage, orange, red, silver and white and have a cargo box on the back.

“Polaris” is printed on the front grill, “GENERAL” is printed on the rear panel and “1000” is printed on the front panel.

The VIN is printed on the left rear vehicle frame below the cargo box.

The ROVs, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from December 2015, through September 2016, for between $16,000 and $21,000.

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. to 7 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” for more information. 


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