Part way through our investigation, Polaris began issuing recalls for some Polaris RZRs because they posed a potential fire hazard. Initially, Polaris only recalled about 4,300 units. (See July 2015 Youth RZR Recall.)
Polaris’ October 2015 recall of the RZR 900 and RZR 1000 stated that it had only received reports of two fires and one minor injury.
As we pursued our investigation, Polaris continued to issue additional recalls. In April, 2016, Polaris issued a recall affecting model year 2013-2015 RZRs; approximately 133,000 vehicles. It admitted that it knew about 160 reports of fires, 19 burn injuries and one death caused by Polaris RZR fires.
Despite Polaris’ recalls, some Polaris RZRs are still starting on fire. Some people are still being seriously injured. Polaris has issued additional recalls of vehicles with model years through 2017. Models of the Polaris Sportsman, Polaris Ranger, Polaris General have also been recalled due to fire hazard.
Polaris has issued a recall of more than 85,000 Polaris Rangers and 9,900 Polaris Sportsman because they pose a potential fire hazard. In early 2017 the Polaris General was added to the list of Polaris vehicles being recalled due to fire hazard.
Because of our expertise with Polaris vehicle fires, we have continued to handle more and more of these cases. We have already had success on behalf of our clients. Other lawyers handling these cases have retained our firm to help them on their cases. We were recently interviewed by local news regarding our work on Polaris fire cases.