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Ranger off-road vehicles are being recalled by Polaris due to fire hazard

Ranger XP 1000 Off-road Vehicle Recalled Due to Fire HazardPolaris is recalling about 80,000 Model Year 2018 - 2020 Ranger XP 1000 and Crew XP 1000 off-road vehicles.

The clutch belt can break and damage the secondary clutch and the fuel line, posing a fire hazard to the rider.

Polaris has received four reports of clutch belts breaking, which resulted in fuel line damage and fires. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Model Year 2018 - 2020 Ranger XP 1000 & Crew XP 1000 off-road vehicles with the following model names:  

YEAR

MODEL NAME

2018

Ranger XP 1000 EPS

2019

Ranger XP 1000

Ranger CREW XP 1000

2020

Ranger XP 1000

Ranger CREW XP 1000

The vehicles were sold in green, titanium, camo, suede (metallic gray), red, gray, white, blue, maroon, bronze, orange, and black colors, and they have two or four seats.

Vehicle identification numbers or VINs included in this recall can be found on a label on the vehicle frame in the left front wheel well.

“Polaris” is stamped on the front grille and “Ranger” is on the sides of the utility bed. The following models and VIN ranges are included in the recall:

MY18 RANGER XP 1000 EPS

4XARRE990J8044280 - 4XARRU99XJ8520576

MY19 RANGER XP 1000

4XARRB990K8895382 - 4XARRW99XK8910509

MY19 RANGER CREW XP 1000

4XARSB990K8895984 - 4XARSW999K8903801

MY20 RANGER XP 1000

4XARRB991L8914393 - 4XARRW99XL8920524

MY20 RANGER CREW XP 1000

4XARSB995L8890622 - 4XARSW99XL8920737

The vehicles were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from October 2016 through October 2019 for between $15,300 and $27,500. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. Polaris is notifying dealers and contacting affected registered owners directly.

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

Copyright 2020, Rita R. Robison, Consumer and Personal Finance Journalist

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