Polaris recalls 53K off-road vehicles over fuel tank concerns

A possible manufacturing error that could cause fires is prompting Polaris Industries to recall some 53,000 off-road vehicles.

The models involved are the 2015 RZR 900 and RZR 1000 vehicles.

"They're recalling them because the vehicle's fuel tank vent line can be misrouted, which will cause it to become pinched and cause the fuel tank to become pressurized and leak fuel, and that poses a fire hazard," said Consumer Product Safety Commission spokesperson Carl Purvis.

Polaris believes that the assembly error occurred in very few vehicles but the company is recalling all potentially affected vehicles for a free inspection and repair, if required.

The Medina, Minn.-based company has received two reports of small fires but says it could not confirm if a pinched vent line was the cause.

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