Polaris Industries Inc. on Thursday recalled about 138,000 snowmobiles sold nationwide because the fuel tank vapors can ignite, causing the tank to burst and posing a fire hazard.
Electrostatic discharge inside the fuel tank can spark the vapors, Medina, Minnesota-based Polaris confirmed in the recall notice, issued in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recall affects the following snowmobiles:
- 2021-2023 MATRYX
- 2015-2022 AXYS
- 2013-2014 Pro-Ride
An additional 61,000 recalled snowmobiles were sold in Canada, Polaris confirmed.
The affected models were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from October 2011 through August 2022 for between $5,300 and $21,500 each.
Polaris has fielded 30 reports to date of fuel tank bursting, including 16 incidents of fire and one report of a second-degree burn.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact Polaris or an authorized Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair, consisting of replacing the fuel tank assembly.
Consumers may contact Polaris by calling 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday, or online at www.polaris.com.
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