Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Recalled – Crash Hazard
Polaris has recently recalled approximately 16,550 Ranger recreational off-highway vehicles due to a crash hazard. There has been one report of an operator losing control of the vehicle due to the throttle not properly returning to idle after accelerating.
About the Polaris Vehicle Recall
According the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the vehicles’ throttle can melt on the exhaust pipe, and as a result, fail to operate properly. This may cause the rider to lose control and poses a crash hazard.
CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using the vehicle and contact Polaris to schedule a free inspection and repair. Consumers wishing to perform their own inspection can also obtain inspection instructions to do so.
Description of the Recalled Polaris Vehicles
- The recalled vehicles are the 2013 Polaris Ranger 500 EFI and Ranger Crew 500 EFI recreational off-highway vehicles.
- The model names are located on the right and left side of the hood.
- The front of the vehicle is stamped with “Polaris” above the front grill, and the side of the rear bed box has “Polaris 4×4” printed on it.
- The Ranger model has a bench seat and rear cargo box and has model numbers R13RH50AG, R13RH50AH, R13RH50AM and R13RH50AR.
- The Ranger Crew model has a front and rear bench seat and a rear cargo box and has model numbers R13WH50AG, R13WH50AH, R13WH50AR and R13WH50AX.
- The Ranger model colors are black, camouflage, green and red. The Ranger Crew model colors are camouflage, green, red and tan.
- The VIN of the recalled vehicles ranges between 4XA******DE210149 and 4XA******DE791730 which is stamped on the front lower frame rail on the driver’s side. Not every VIN in that range is part of the recall.
- The vehicles were sold by Polaris dealers nationwide from June 2012 through February 2014 and cost between $9,300 and $11,000.