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Polaris Recalls Ranger Side-by-Side Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

August 4, 2009
Alert #09-762

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: 2009 Polaris Ranger "Crew" and "6x6" Side-by-Side Recreational Vehicles

Units: About 3,800

Importer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Hazard: An electrical short can lead to overheating in the rear tail light wiring harnesses, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 46 reports of overheating in the vehicle's tail light area, resulting in melting of plastic. In 22 of these reports, consumers reported small flames. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves certain 2009 Polaris Ranger side-by-side, off-road vehicles. The model and serial number identification decal is located under the front seat, on the right-side seat support. The recall includes the models listed below:

Model NumbersModel Name
R09RF68AF Ranger 700 EFI 6x6
R09RF68AR Ranger 700 EFI 6x6
R09WH68AC Ranger 700 EFI Crew
R09WH68AG Ranger 700 EFI Crew
R09WH68AL Ranger 700 EFI Crew
R09WH68AR Ranger 700 EFI Crew
R09WH68AZ Ranger 700 EFI Crew

Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from December 2008 through July 2009 for about $11,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and contact any Polaris Ranger dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.

Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Polaris toll-free at (888) 704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.polarisindustries.com



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