Polaris Recalls 43,000 Ranger 570 UTVs

The 2016 Polaris Ranger Crew 570 Mid-Size is one of the range of model year 205 and 2016 Ranger 570 models being recalled.

The 2016 Polaris Ranger Crew 570 Mid-Size is one of the model year 2015 and 2016 Ranger 570 models being recalled.

One of the 2015 models being recalled.

One of the 2015 models being recalled.

Polaris has announced the recall of approximately 43,000 model year 2015 and 2016 Ranger 570 vehicles due to a potential overheating and fire hazard. The recall covers a range of model variations for the two model years. The vehicles can overheat during heavy engine loading, slow-speed intermittent use and/or high outdoor temperatures and catch fire. No injuries have been reported due to the problem. This is the second very large recall from Polaris, which in April recalled 133,000 RZR UTVs.

The following information is from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Recall Details

Units:  About 43,000

Description:  This recall involves 2015 and 2016 model year Polaris Ranger 570 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). They have either two or four seats and a rear box. “Ranger” is printed on the rear box and “570” is printed on the hood. “Polaris” is stamped onto the front grill. The ROVs were sold in several colors. The following models are included in the recall.

Model Year 2015:  Ranger 570, Ranger 570 EPS, Ranger 570 EPS HD, Ranger Crew 570, Ranger Crew 570 EPS

Model Year 2016:  Ranger 570 2×4, Ranger 570, Ranger 570 EPS, Ranger 570 EPS HD, Ranger 570 EPS ZUG, Ranger Crew 570, Ranger Crew 570 EPS

Incidents/Injuries:  Polaris has received seven reports of the recalled ROVs overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2014 through June 2016 for between $10,000 and $12,500.

Importer(s):  Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Distributor(s):  Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Manufactured in:  Mexico

Learn more:  CPSC.gov

Comment:  One very large recall is bad enough but a second in a matter of months could present some significant problems for Polaris. Besides the sheer cost of repairing so many vehicles, there is also the operational difficulties in handling so many repairs in a reasonable amount of time. These are both relatively short term issues, but in the long term the impact on the Polaris brand may be more critical. For a company that prides itself on innovation and engineering prowess, and, in fact, considers such prowess a strategic advantage these recalls may have more of an impact on their brand image. I would imagine they also are generating some internal soul-searching regarding their product development processes as the issues appear to point to an underlying design flaw, as opposed to a faulty part.

13 thoughts on “Polaris Recalls 43,000 Ranger 570 UTVs

    • I do not believe so, just the 2015 and 2016 model years, but you may want to check with your local Polaris dealer just to be sure.

  1. I just saw this blog. I purchased a Polaris Ranger 570 August 2014. Heating is not a big problem as it’s seldom used. The drive train is shot so it’s usage is limited. I would never purchase another Polaris.

    I desire to get rid of it, however I’m too honest to sell such a bad piece of equipment We purchased it new from a local dealer with a ‘six month’ factory warranty. It appears Polaris was aware of potential problems. They have earned their bad reputation.

    • we also bought new a 14 ,we replaced all 4 wheel bearing,easy to do and a new tool to grease the bearings with and drive shaft u joints tricky but done,and have reported it to dealer about over heating,gas smell bad at times but no visible leaks.not much help with dealership either

  2. I have a full size 2015 670 EPS and I bought it new from a Polaris Dealer that is no longer in business. I have never received a recall. Does this mean that mine was not in the recall group? I all ready have 7600 easy/no mudding/no racing miles on it.

  3. MARIO COTE ON MARCH 18,2019 (pick45@hotmail.com) I Drive Polaris 570 ranger 2015… recalled June 2016 for under Seat could catch Fire and damage wiring Harness. VIN 3NSRMA575FE366414 PURCHASSED in QUEBEC. My speedometer quit on my bike few months After recall was Done… Had 10,000 Km. Also started to press Gaz pedal to start. Driving at 6700 rpm my engine would cut. Could all of this be caused by shafered wiring under the seat and over the engine harness damaged. My ranger is in the shop in Edmundston New Brunswick. Would a Polaris rep give me some information on this issue… I like my s x s.

  4. how do you know if the recall was addressed on mine. I purchased it used November of 2018 – I took it on a road trip this weekend, it overheated and now wont run.

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