Manufacturing Defect Leads to Polaris Vehicle Recall
Polaris Industries Inc., in conjunction with Doosan Bobcat North America Inc. and Ariens, has issued a recall for specific off-road vehicles. The recall was announced on September 28, 2023, and affects approximately 280 units sold in the United States, along with an additional 2 units sold in Canada. The vehicles in question include the Model Year 2023 Polaris RANGER XP 1000 / XP 1000 Crew and RANGER 1000 / 1000 Crew, Model Year 2024 Polaris Pro XD Full-Size Diesel Crew, Model Year 2024 Gravely ATLAS JSV-3400, and Model Year 2024 Bobcat UV34XL Gas.
The recall was initiated due to a manufacturing defect in the passenger side seat belt buckle bracket. The bracket was not properly welded, which could result in the seat belt anchor point separating from the frame. This poses an injury hazard to consumers. No incidents or injuries have been reported so far. The affected vehicles were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from June 2023 through August 2023, with prices ranging from $17,900 to $35,800.
Consumers who own any of the recalled vehicles are advised to immediately cease using them and to contact Polaris, Ariens, or Bobcat to schedule a free inspection or repair. Polaris is also directly contacting registered owners to provide more details about the repair process. For further information, consumers can reach out to Polaris at 800-765-2747, Bobcat at 800-743-4340, and Ariens at 877-904-4069. Online resources are also available for checking if a vehicle's identification number (VIN) is included in any recalls.
The vehicles were manufactured in the United States by Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minnesota. The distributors are Doosan Bobcat North America Inc., of West Fargo, North Dakota, and Ariens, of Brillion, Wisconsin.
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