Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 19,200 Sportsman 850 and 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
The right side panel heat shield can melt, posing burn and fire hazards to riders. In addition, in 2015 Sportsman 1000 ATVs, the exhaust springs can stretch and damage the exhaust seal, which can result in exhaust leaks and pose burn and fire hazards.
The company has received at least 793 incidents, including reports of warped, melted or burned side panels, 47 fires and four minor burn injuries.
This recall involves all model year 2015 and 2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 and 1000 model all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). “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 in several colors. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover.
The following models are being recalled:
The ATVs, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from May 2014, through March 2017, for between $8,500 and $15,000.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs 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. In addition, check your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the “Product Safety Recalls” page to see if your vehicle is included in any recalls.