Polaris recalls ATVs, UTVs, rangers due to crash hazards

Polaris is recalling nearly 30,000 all-terrain, ranger, and general utility vehicles because they have defects that pose crash hazards.

The recall involves Model Year 2019-2020 Ranger XP 1000, Model Year 2020 General XP 1000 Utility Vehicles (UTVs). The issue involves software that causes the throttle to fail to return to the idle position after the engine stalls and is restarted in gear without switching the key to the off position. This causes the vehicle to accelerate suddenly, posing a crash hazard. About 26,730 of the UTVs were sold in the United States. An additional 1,330 units were sold in Canada.

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, sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from June 2018 through March 2020 for between $15,890 and $29,000.

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:

  • Ranger XP 1000 (Model Year 2020)
  • Ranger XP 1000 EPS (Model Year 2019)
  • Ranger Crew XP 1000 (Model Years 2019 & 2020)
  • General XP 1000 Deluxe (Model Year 2020)
  • General XP 4 1000 Deluxe (Model Year 2020)

Polaris is also recalling Model Year 2018-2020 Polaris Phoenix 200 ATVs because the throttle lever stop can fail due to shipping, posing a crash hazard. Polaris has received five reports from consumers involving this issue, four of which pertain to the throttle stop breaking and one to the throttle stop sticking. About 2,800 of the ATVs were sold in the United States and an additional 245 in Canada.

This recall involves all model year 2018 through 2020 Phoenix 200 ATVs sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from November 2017 through April 2020 for between $3,800 and $4,200. “Polaris” is decaled on the front body and on the sides of the ATV seats, and “Phoenix 200” is decaled on the side panels. The ATVs were sold in a gray color. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is located on the vehicle’s front left frame.

The following model names are included in this recall:

  • Model Year 2018 — A18YAP20A8, A18YAP20N8
  • Model Year 2019 — A19YAP20A4, A19YAP20N4
  • Model Year 2020 — A20YAP20A4

No injuries with either issue have been reported to date. However, 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.

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