New Polaris Recalls

The 2020 General XP 1000 Deluxe is part of the recent Polaris recalls.

Polaris Recalls Summary

In July Polaris announced two recalls involving vehicles from different product lines. The first involved model year 2019-20 Ranger XP 1000 and model year 2020 General XP 1000 vehicles. The second recall covers model year 2020 Ranger XP 1000 and Ranger Crew XP 1000, MY2019 – 2020 PRO XD 4000D UTVs, MY2019 PRO XD 2000D UTVs and MY2020 Bobcat UV34 and UV34XL UTVs. In the first recall the throttle can fail to return to the idea position after the engine stalls and is restarted in gear. In the second recall an improperly manufactured clutch component can cause engine braking to fail. The two recalls cover about 42,000 vehicles.

Polaris Recalls Details

The following details are from the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

First Recall

Name of product: Model Year 2019 – 2020 Ranger XP 1000 & Model Year 2020 General XP 1000 Utility Vehicles (UTVs)

Hazard: The throttle can fail to return to the idle position after the engine stalls and is restarted in gear without switching the key to the off position due to a software problem, causing the vehicle to accelerate suddenly, posing a crash hazard to the user.  

Recall date: July 2, 2020

Units:  About 26,730 (In addition, 1,330 units were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact: Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.comand click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” for more information.  In addition, check your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the “Product Safety Recalls” page to see if your vehicle is included in any recalls.

Description: This recall involves Model Year 2019 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS, Ranger CREW XP 1000, and Model Year 2020 Polaris Ranger XP 1000, Ranger CREW XP 1000, General XP 1000 Deluxe and General XP 4 1000 Deluxe.  The vehicles were sold in gray, blue, white, red, green camo, orange, sand and maroon colors and have two or four seats.  “POLARIS” is stamped on the front grille and “Ranger” or “General” is printed on the sides of the rear cargo area.  Vehicle identification numbers (VIN) included in this recall can be found stamped into the left rear vehicle frame below the cargo box.  The following model names  are included in this recall:  

YEARMODEL NAME
2019RANGER XP 1000 EPS RANGER CREW XP 1000
2020RANGER XP 1000 RANGER CREW XP 1000 GENERAL XP 1000 DELUXE GENERAL XP 4 1000 DELUXE
 

 Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.  Polaris is notifying dealers and contacting registered owners directly.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported.

Sold At: Polaris dealers nationwide from June 2018 through March 2020 for between $15,890 and $29,000.

Manufacturer(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.Manufactured In: United States, Mexico and Poland

Recall number: 20-758

Second Recall

Name of product: Model Year 2020 Ranger XP 1000 and Ranger CREW XP 1000 Off-Road Vehicles, Model Years 2019 – 2020 PRO XD 4000D UTVs, Model Year 2019 PRO XD 2000D UTVs and Model Year 2020 Bobcat UV34 and UV34XL UTVs.

Hazard: An improperly manufactured clutch component can cause the engine braking feature to fail, resulting in unexpected vehicle motion, posing a crash hazard.

Recall date: July 23, 2020

Units:  About 13,200 (In addition, 515 units were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact: Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.comand click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” for more information.  In addition, check your vehicle identification number “VIN” on the “Product Safety Recalls” page to see if your vehicle is included in any recalls.

Description: This recall involves Model Year 2020 Ranger XP 1000 and Ranger CREW XP 1000 Off-Road Vehicles, Model Years 2019-2020 PRO XD 4000D UTVs, Model Year 2019 PRO XD 2000D, and Model Year 2020 Bobcat UV34 and UV34XL UTVs.  The vehicles were sold in maroon, black, sand, green, orange, blue, camo, gray and white colors and have two or four seats.  For PRO XD and Ranger models, “POLARIS” is stamped on the front grille and “POLARIS PRO XD” or “Ranger” is printed on the sides of the rear cargo area.  For Bobcat models, “Bobcat” is printed on the sides of the rear cargo area.  The VINs included in this recall can be found stamped into the left rear vehicle frame below the cargo box. 

The following model names are included in this recall:

YEARMODEL NAME
2019PRO XD 4000D
2019PRO XD 2000D
2020PRO XD 4000D
2020Ranger XP 1000
2020Ranger XP 1000 Crew
2020Bobcat UV34
2020Bobcat UV34XL

 Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair, if needed.  Polaris is notifying dealers and contacting registered owners directly.

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm has received 14 reports of unexpected motion or drive clutch locking, including one report of a crash resulting in property damage.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Polaris dealers nationwide from September 2019 through April 2020 for between $14,600 and $26,300.

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

Manufactured In:  United States and Poland

Recall number: 20-765

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SVR’s Take

Despite Polaris’ efforts to improve their quality they continue to have recall that effect a large number of vehicles. They are the largest manufacturer in the market so they should have the most recalls, all else being equal. But they seem to have a disproportionate number of vehicles recalled. They had large recalls in April of this year as well. SVR tracks UTV recalls on an ongoing basis.

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