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Transport Canada Recalls 2021/2022 Polaris UTVs Due to Dangerous Steering Issues

Urgent Recall: Steering Wheel Safety Issue with Certain Polaris UTVs

In a recent development, Polaris, a renowned name in the world of off-road vehicles, has issued a crucial recall notice for a range of side-by-side UTVs. The concern at hand revolves around potential damage to the steering wheel during the shipping process, which could lead to severe safety implications when driving. This blog post delves into the details of this issue, the associated safety risks, and the corrective actions recommended by Polaris.

The Issue:

Certain side-by-side UTVs in the Polaris lineup have been identified with a critical problem. It appears that during the shipping of these vehicles to dealerships, the steering wheels may have sustained damage. This damage, if left unaddressed, could result in the spokes of the steering wheel breaking while driving. The consequence of this failure is alarming – the steering wheel could separate from the vehicle, jeopardizing the driver’s ability to maintain control of the UTV.

Safety Risk:

The safety risk associated with this issue cannot be understated. A loss of steering control while operating a UTV can lead to a significant risk of a crash. This potential for accidents poses a severe threat to the well-being of both the driver and any passengers on board.

Corrective Actions:

In light of this pressing concern, Polaris is taking proactive steps to ensure the safety of its customers. If you own one of the affected UTV models listed below, it is strongly recommended that you refrain from driving the vehicle until the necessary recall-related actions have been completed. Polaris will notify affected owners via mail and provide instructions on how to proceed. The primary corrective action involves visiting an authorized Polaris dealership to have the steering wheel replaced.

Affected Models:

The recall applies to the following Polaris UTV models and model years:

  • POLARIS GENERAL 1000: 2021, 2022
  • POLARIS GENERAL 4 1000: 2022
  • POLARIS GENERAL XP: 2021, 2022
  • POLARIS GENERAL XP 4: 2021, 2022
  • POLARIS RZR XP: 2021, 2022
  • POLARIS RZR XP 4: 2021, 2022

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Safety should always be a top priority when it comes to recreational vehicles like UTVs. Polaris recognizes the gravity of this situation and is taking swift action to rectify it. If you own one of the affected models, do not hesitate to follow the recommended corrective actions. Your safety and the safety of others on the road depend on it. Stay informed and stay safe.


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