Many Polaris consumers are receiving a Stop Ride Notice regarding their Polaris vehicles. Polaris has notified certain owners that their vehicles are susceptible to substantial safety defects under certain operating conditions and as a result should not be operated until the affected vehicles are fixed.
The affected vehicles are susceptible to the brake system overheating which poses a risk of fire and thus the risk of serious injury.
The Polaris RZR ATV is the latest vehicle Polaris Industries Inc. has identified being at risk of fire. On February 1, 2023, the manufacturer told ATV and snowmobile owners to stop using the affected vehicles. Polaris Industries published this recall announcement through the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The popular recreational vehicle manufacturer has acknowledged the existence of a hazardous flaw in their product, and it is not clear whether Polaris has solution for the defect at this time. This creates an opportunity for recovery for anyone who may have been affected by this Stop Ride notice.
If you own a Polaris vehicle that has experienced issues or if you have received a Stop Ride notice, we can assist you in evaluating the specific circumstances of your case to determine if you are eligible for lemon law recovery. The potential remedies include a refund, replacement, or cash compensation plus the payment of your attorneys fees and costs.
Polaris Fire Hazard Overview
Polaris has issued multiple recalls on various ATV and snowmobile models due to fire risk in recent years. In 2016, the manufacturer issued a Polaris stop ride notice affecting approximately 230,000 vehicles. The company issued this order for three models within its lineup after finding 30 cases of fuel tank ruptures that resulted in 16 fires and 1 injury.
The problems arise from degraded fuel in the snowmobiles’ fuel tanks after prolonged storage, which can cause fires due to electrostatic discharge (ESD) inside the tank. This is a serious issue for Polaris customers, as these defects put riders, passengers, and others at risk of serious injury or death. The vehicle manufacturer instructed snowmobile drivers to immediately stop using affected units.
2023 Polaris ATV Recall
In March 2023, Polaris Industries announced a recall of approximately 94,000 2021-2023 Sportsman 450 and 570 ATVs sold in the U.S. and Canada due to a wiring harness that was improperly assembled can contact the brake line and/or vehicle frame, causing the front brakes to not work and/or vehicle fire. The 2023 Sportsman recall includes ATVs sold in various colors and bearing the name “POLARIS” on the front grille and “POLARIS” and “Sportsman” on the sides.
Consumers are advised to stop operating the ATVs affected by the recall, and to get in touch with a Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. As of the recall announcement, Polaris has received five reports of fire and three reports of damaged wires pertaining to the recall issue.
How do I know if my Polaris is affected by the Polaris Recall?
The following Polaris ATV and snowmobile models may be at increased risk of fire:
- 2021-2023 MATRYX
- 2015-2022 AXYS
- 2021-2023 RZR Pro XP 4
- 2022-2023 RZR Turbo R 4
- 2021-2023 Sportsman 450
- 2021-2023 Sportsman 570
To know if your snowmobile or other Polaris vehicle is affected, you can conduct a Polaris recall check by entering your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on Polaris’ Off-Road Product Safety Recalls page. This page provides information about any recall related to Polaris off-road vehicles and allows you to determine if yours may be part of a recall. If your vehicle is affected, you should stop using it immediately and follow the instructions provided by Polaris Industries.
Example “Stop Ride Notice”
Here is an example of the Stop Ride Notice sent by the Manufacturer:
Should I join a lawsuit?
You should consult with a Lemon Law attorney in order to determine whether you case qualifies for relief under the California Lemon Law. Before making a decision on how to proceed, it’s essential to consult with a lemon law attorney who can assess your unique situation and assist you in determining the most appropriate course of action.
Before making a decision, we recommend consulting with an experienced lemon law attorney who can assess your situation and assist you in determining the most appropriate course of action. They can explain the pros and cons of your potential options and help you make an informed decision that best serves the unique details of your case.
How much could I receive through an individual claim?
The amount you may be eligible to receive through an individual claim varies depending on the specific circumstances of your case. If your claim is successful, you may be entitled to receive a refund for your vehicle, which includes the reimbursement of your down payments, monthly payments, (minus a usage fee), loan balance payoff and the reimbursement of all incidental expenses related to the lemon vehicle.
A qualified lemon law attorney can evaluate the specific details of your case to determine a more accurate estimate of the compensation you may be eligible to receive. It is important to remember that every case is unique, and the outcome will ultimately depend on your individual circumstances.
How the Lemon Law Experts can help
If you own a Polaris ATV, snowmobile, or other Polaris vehicle that may be affected by the Stop Ride Notice or other concerns, you may be eligible to receive a refund, replacement or cash compensation. The right legal representation is often key to maximizing what your potential recovery. If you live in California and own a defective Polaris vehicle, our team can help. As a prevailing party, Polaris will be responsible to pay for your attorneys fees and costs, which makes hiring an experienced lemon law attorney an easy and right decision.
As a leading California consumer protection firm, the Lemon Law Experts assist clients with the highest level of representation and support in their pursuit of compensation for their defective vehicles. Our team of experienced and skilled attorneys have a deep understanding of the Lemon Law and a proven track record of success in representing clients in these types of cases. Our attorneys have the resources and expertise necessary to help you achieve the best results possible in your case. If you have any questions about your situation, please let us know at 877-885-5366 or by filling out an online form on for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case today.