Polaris Industries has declared recall conditions exist with two more of their RZR line of side by side ATV’s. This brings the company’s total number of recalls to 6 in the last 12 months. The new recall effects all 2014 RZR900 models. In total 42,000 vehicles have been impacted by the recall including many 2016 RZR XP Turbo models still on show room floors across the country as Polaris has struggled to find a solution to the problem.
The power sports manufacturer asked riders to stop riding the vehicles and dealers to stop selling selling them because of the potential issues in July. Since then they have failed to deliver a solution to the issue that they described as a “thermal condition”. The recalls gained national attention when a 15 year old girl was fatally injured after the side by side RZR she was riding in, wrecked and caught fire.
Polaris Chairman and CEO Scott Wine, declared the company has found a solution to the problem and asked owners of the affected vehicles to contact a dealer for corrective measures. Polaris will also be offering all 2016 Turbo owners a 12 month warranty extension. Owners of earlier model RZR 900 or 1000 models will either get the warranty extension or a $250 credit to use for Polaris accessories if the repairs are completed before 2017.
Polaris is the parent company of Indian Motorcycles as well as the Victory Motorcycle line. Over the years they have been recognized as an innovator and leader in the Power Sports industry. A great deal of their success has come from the RZR line that was introduced in 2007. When it was introduced, it’s 50 inch width made it the first side by side vehicle sized to meet the requirements to ride on federal ATV trails.