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Polaris Recalls 2015 MY RZR 900 and RZR 1000 for Faulty Fuel Lines

The 2015 Polaris RZR 900 and RZR 1000 SxS machines sold as model year 2015 fall under the most recent recall issued by their manufacturer. The recall campaign was triggered by reports of pinched fuel tank vent lines, accompanied by reports of vehicle fires.
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According to Polaris sources, the fuel tank venting lines on these machines may have been installed incorrectly and may become pinched. Once the vent line is obstructed, the fuel tank could pressurize and start leaking fuel, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.

Even more, reports of the drive line touching the expanded fuel tank and causing ruptures and leaks have been linked to Polaris findings, which confirmed that the said fuel lines were pinched during the assembly process.Vehicle fires are not fun
Polaris has recently received complaints regarding two small fires, but could not confirm that pinched lines were the cause of the fire, or if those lines were pinched during assembly or subsequently, during the installation of certain accessories.

Customers have been notified individually and asked to get in touch with their nearest Polaris dealers starting with October 5th. Dealers have been instructed to inspect the fuel tank vent lines and, if found faulty, to replace them with corresponding ones installed properly. The operation will be carried out at no cost for the customers.

No crashes, injuries or serious property damage have been reported at the time of writing, but Polaris is expected to offer more info on this issue during the Polaris Camp RZR event, taking place Oct. 30 – 31, 2015 at Glamis, California. The exact number of 2015 Polaris RZR 900 and RZR 1000 was not made public, and we will find out how many vehicles were affected after the NHTSA publishes its official papers regarding the matter.

Michael Erickson, Polaris General Manager, RZR added: “Polaris is committed to the safety and quality of its products and is swiftly addressing the potential problem and has taken the appropriate steps to prevent any future occurrences,” an atv.com report mentions.

 
 
 
 
 

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