Polaris Recalls Off-Road Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard
Polaris Industries Inc. recalled about 8,800 RZR and General recreational off-road vehicles over severe crash concerns on Thursday 12/23. The recall listed on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission
states the steering wheel can separate, resulting in a loss of control.
Polaris has fielded 33 reports of broken or cracked steering wheel spokes, resulting in five rollovers and two injuries. About 8,800 models were sold in the US and Canada from July through October. The sales prices range from $18,000 and $28,900.
Model Year(s) Model Name
2021 RZR TURBO S Velocity
2021 RZR TURBO S 4 Velocity
202, 2021, 2022 RZR XP 1000
2021, 2022 RZR XP 4 1000
2021 RZR XP Turbo
2021 RZR XP 4 Turbo
2021, 2022 GENERAL 1000
2022 GENERAL 4 1000
2021, 2022 GENERAL XP 1000
2020, 2021, 2022 GENERAL XP 4 1000
The affected vehicles are made in two- or four-seat configurations, with POLARIS, stamped on the front grille of all the vehicles. The model name is also printed on the side of the chassis for all model years, and the vehicle identification number is located on the vehicle’s frame in the left rear wheel well.
An additional 940 of the affected off-road vehicles were sold in Canada.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair, including installing a new steering wheel. Polaris has notified consumers to stop riding the vehicle and will be getting all registered owners directly to provide more details about the repair.