Polaris Recalls Ranger and ProXD UTVs

Polaris Pro XD 4000G utility vehicle
The 2020 Polaris Pro XD 4000G utility vehicle being recalled is sold to commercial markets.
Polaris Ranger XP 1000
The 2020 and 2021 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 is also part of the recall.

Ranger and ProXD UTVs Recall Summary

Polaris is recalling model year 2020-2021 Ranger 1000, Crew 1000, XP 1000 and Crew XP 1000 utility vehicles as well as model year 2020 ProXD 2000G, 2000G H, 4000G and 4000G H utility vehicles. The throttle pedal can return to the idle position more slowly than anticipated and create a crash hazard. The recall includes nearly 16,000 vehicles. Owners should stop using the vehicles and contact their local Polaris dealer to schedule a repair. Owners filed 52 reports regarding the issue, including six crashes, but no reported injuries. The following recall details are from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Ranger and ProXD UTVs Recall Details

Name of product: Model Year 2020-2021 RANGER 1000, RANGER CREW 1000, RANGER XP 1000, and RANGER CREW XP 1000 and Model Year 2020 ProXD 2000G, ProXD 2000G H, ProXD 4000G, and ProXD 4000G H

Hazard: The throttle pedal can return to the idle position more slowly than anticipated once the pedal is released or stick in the depressed position, posing a crash hazard.

Recall date: March 4, 2021

Units: About 15,800 (In addition, 711 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” or https://www.polaris.com/en-us/off-road-recalls/ to check your vehicle identification number “VIN” or go to “Product Safety Recalls” page to see if your vehicle is included in any recalls or online at https://www.polaris.com/en-us/recalls/off-road/.

Description: This recall involves Model Year 2020-2021 RANGER 1000, RANGER CREW 1000, RANGER XP 1000, and RANGER CREW XP 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles and Model Year 2020 ProXD 2000G, ProXD 2000G H, ProXD 4000G, and ProXD 4000G H off-road utility vehicles.  The vehicles were sold in the following colors:  black, blue, burgundy, camo, gray, green, orange, red, sand, tan, titanium, and white.  The RANGER vehicles have three or six seats and the ProXD vehicles have two or four seats.  The RANGER and ProXD vehicles have “POLARIS” stamped on the front grille.  The model number and VIN are printed on a portion of the left rear frame (on the driver’s side of the vehicle) under the cargo box.  

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

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm has received 52 reports of throttle pedals returning to the idle position slowly or sticking, including six reports of vehicle crashes resulting in minor property damage.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2020 through January 2021 for between $13,000 and $31,000.

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

Manufactured In:  United States and Mexico 

Recall number: 21-724

SVR’s Take

At 16,000 units the recall is medium sized for Polaris. They are the largest UTV manufacturer by far so you would expect them to have more and larger recalls. However, this is the seventh recall dating back to January of 2020. The recall also has relatively high number of consumer reports. It appears they are still having quality control issues despite making changes after their massive recalls several years ago. SVR tracks recalls on an ongoing basis.

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