Polaris recalls 19,000 MATRYX RMK KHAOS and PRO snowmobiles

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The brake system can overheat, posing a fire hazard and risk of burn injuries

Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 19,440 model year 2022-2023 MATRYX RMK KHAOS and PRO snowmobiles sold in the U.S., and Canada.

When the rider engages the throttle and brake (including the parking brake) simultaneously, the brake system can overheat in the caliper/pad/brake rotor area, posing a fire hazard and risk of burn injuries to the rider.

The firm has received 164 reports of the brake system overheating, including 22 reports of fires.

This recall involves Polaris model year 2022-2023 MATRYX RMK KHAOS and PRO snowmobiles sold in black and custom color combinations.

“POLARIS” or “KHAOS” is stamped on the front side paneling of the vehicles. The VIN and Model Number are located on the right side of the vehicle's frame.

The following models are being recalled:

  • Model Year 2022 650 RMK KHAOS 146 MATRYX SLASH
  • Model Year 2022 650 RMK PRO 155 MATRYX
  • Model Year 2022 850 RMK KHAOS 146 MATRYX SLASH
  • Model Year 2022 850 RMK KHAOS 155 MATRYX
  • Model Year 2022 850 RMK KHAOS 155 MATRYX SLASH
  • Model Year 2022 850 RMK KHAOS 163 MATRYX SLASH
  • Model Year 2022 850 RMK KHAOS 165 MATRYX SLASH
  • Model Year 2022 850 RMK PRO 155 MATRYX
  • Model Year 2022 850 RMK PRO 155 MATRYX SLASH
  • Model Year 2022 850 RMK PRO 163 MATRYX SLASH
  • Model Year 2022 850 RMK PRO 165 MATRYX SLASH
  • Model Year 2022 850 RMK PRO155 3" MATRYX SLASH
  • Model Year 2022 PATRIOT BOOST RMK KHS155 MATRYX SLASH
  • Model Year 2022 PATRIOT BOOST RMK PRO163 MATRYX SLASH
  • Model Year 2022 PATRIOT BOOST RMK PRO165 MATRYX SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 650 RMK KHAOS 146 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 650 RMK PRO 155
  • Model Year 2023 850 RMK KHAOS 146 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 850 RMK KHAOS 155
  • Model Year 2023 850 RMK KHAOS 155 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 850 RMK KHAOS 163 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 850 RMK KHAOS 165 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 850 RMK PRO 155
  • Model Year 2023 850 RMK PRO 155 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 850 RMK PRO 163 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 850 RMK PRO 165 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 9R RMK KHAOS 146 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 9R RMK KHAOS 155 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 9R RMK KHAOS 163 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 9R RMK KHAOS 165 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 9R RMK PRO 155 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 9R RMK PRO 165 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 9R RMK PRO 163 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 PATRIOT BOOST RMK KHAOS 163 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 PATRIOT BOOST RMK KHAOS 165 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 PATRIOT BOOST RMK KHS 155 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 PATRIOT BOOST RMK PRO 155 SLASH
  • Model Year 2023 PATRIOT BOOST RMK PRO163 SLASH

The snowmobiles, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from January 2021, through November 2022, for between $13,300 and $22,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact Polaris or an authorized Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair.

The dealer will conduct a check of the snowmobile braking system and install a software update.

Polaris is notifying all dealers and registered owners directly.

Consumers may contact Polaris Industries at (800) 765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.com/en-us/off-road-recalls/ to check if their vehicle identification number (VIN) is included in any recalls.

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