January 9, 2013

Polaris Recalls Ranger Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles

Name of Product: 2013 Polaris Ranger® 400 recreational off-highway vehicles

Units: About 327

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

Hazard: The recreational vehicle’s throttle can fail to operate properly, which can cause the vehicle’s rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.

Description: This recall involves 2013 Polaris Ranger® 400 recreational off-highway vehicles with model number R13RH45AG and VIN numbers between 4XARH45A3D4726305 and 4XARH45A7DE648444. Not all VIN numbers in the range are included in this recall. To see a complete list of recalled VIN numbers visit the firm’s website. “Polaris” is stamped on the front of the vehicle above the front grill. A “400 HO” decal is located on the right and left side of the hood and “Ranger 4x4” is printed on the side of the rear bed box. The vehicles are green and gray in color. The model number is printed in the owner’s manual.

Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2012 through September 2012 for about $8,300.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Polaris Ranger vehicles and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting its customers directly.

Consumer Contact: Polaris; toll-free at (888) 704-5290, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polarisindustries.com and click on Help Center under the Services and Support tab, then Common Rider Questions, then Service bulletins/recalls to check your VIN number.