Polaris Recalls 2015 RZR 900 and 1000 Side-by-Sides

2015 Polaris RZR 900 is part of the recall.

2015 Polaris RZR 900 is part of the recall.

Polaris is issuing a recall of model year 2015 Polaris RZR 900 and 1000 vehicles due to reports of pinched fuel tank vent lines. The recall is related to the vehicle’s fuel tank vent line potentially being incorrectly installed during manufacturing, causing it to become pinched, which may cause the fuel tank to pressurize and leak fuel, posing a potential fire hazard. Management believes the problem has occurred in very few vehicles but wants to inspect all vehicles before further use.

Polaris is taking this action after confirming that, in some reports, a vent line had been pinched during assembly.  In those cases, Polaris has also received reports of the driveline contacting a pressurized and expanded fuel tank, resulting in a fuel leak and a fire hazard.  Polaris also received two reports of small fires, but could not confirm whether the vent line was obstructed during assembly or during subsequent accessory installation or whether the pinched vent line was the cause of the fires.

Owners will be contacted by Polaris and directed to their local dealer for a free inspection and repair, if necessary. A news brief by the Consumer Protection and Safety Commission estimated that 53,000 vehicles are involved. Learn more:  Polaris.com , PRNewswire.gov and CPSC.gov

Comment:  This is a massive recall if the initial CPSC recall estimate is correct. I’ll update the post when more information comes out. Update:  The initial estimate of about 53,000 vehicle is correct. See the CPSC.gov link above. Most recalls in the side-by-side market tend to be around 2,000 to 4,000 vehicles or less. A total of 53,000 is more than ten times as many. Luckily for Polaris they seem to be dealing more with a very large number of inspections as opposed to repairs, but it will still probably be a hit to their bottom line as well as their brand image.

4 thoughts on “Polaris Recalls 2015 RZR 900 and 1000 Side-by-Sides

  1. it is very difficult to get a polaris dealer here in Miami to give you an appointment.
    isn’t there something we can do our self.
    please advise.

  2. I’m an ATV rental company and I have issues with dealership I believe Polaris has the best advertisement company but they have the worst product period in the industry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! clutches explode I’ve never had a Yamaha clutch blow up wear out yes blow up no I’ve even had Arctic Cat go longer then Polarises just not a happy person with Polaris I recommend buying Japanese over Polaris

  3. to finish up on my Note Polaris please clean up your act if you are as big as company as you say you are fix your problems and make the vehicle safe don’t just look at the side by sides you have the two seater frame snapping

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