Today, CPSC is announcing the recall of more than 100,000 Polaris Model Year 2014 to 2018 RZR XP 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). If the exhaust silencer fatigues and cracks, the heat shield may fail to manage heat, which may lead to melting of nearby components or fire. I urge consumers to contact Polaris or visit www.polaris.com immediately to see if your ROV is included in this recall. If it is, stop riding the affected vehicles and take advantage of the free repair quickly.
In addition today, CPSC is announcing a $27.25 million civil penalty agreement with Polaris for failure to report to CPSC immediately when it became aware of defects with RZR and Ranger ROV models. They include:
- RZR 900s -- Model Year 2013 to 2016
- RZR 1000s -- Model Year 2014 to 2016
- Ranger XP 900, XP 900 EPS and CREW 900s -- Model Year 2014 to 2015
Today’s recall and penalty agreement is the culmination of many years of hard work between Polaris and CPSC staff. The company has agreed to maintain an enhanced compliance program going forward, which we will monitor closely. Consumers should know that our collaboration with Polaris to jointly address safety issues is ongoing.