Polaris recalls two off-road models due to fire hazard

The 2016 RZR XP Turbo is included in the recall.

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  • There have been six reports of burns caused by vehicle fires
  • All model-year 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo and RZR XP 4 Turbo ROVs need to be returned

(CNN)A fire hazard has prompted Polaris Industries Inc. to recall two models of recreational off-highway vehicles, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. The engine can overheat, and the turbo system's drain tube can loosen, possibly causing a fire.

The Minnesota-based company said it received 19 reports of the ROVs catching fire, resulting in six burn injuries. One of the fires, occurring in Utah's American Fork Canyon, caused severe burns on a young child and destroyed 15 acres of forest land, the commission reported.
People should immediately stop using the ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. All model-year 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo and RZR XP 4 Turbo ROVs need to be returned. Vehicles were purchased at dealers nationwide between August 2015 and July 2016.
The 2016 RZR XP 4 Turbo is one of the recalled models.
The recall includes nearly 13,000 vehicles, including 2,230 ROVs recalled in December. "Polaris" is stamped onto the front grille of the ROVs, sold in blue, gray, orange and red. "RZR" is printed on the rear box or on the right and left rear fenders and "Turbo" on the hood or on the right and left front fenders.
At least 900 deaths over a four-year period were related to all-terrain vehicles or ATVs being ridden on paved roads or parking lots, according to the safety com