August 5, 2009

Polaris Side-by-Side vehicles recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Polaris Side-by-Side recreational vehicles due to a fire hazard.

An electrical short in the 2009 Polaris Ranger Crew and 6x6 Side-by-Side vehicles can pose a fire hazard, the commission said in a statement.

About 3,800 vehicles were sold nationwide by Polaris dealers from December 2008 through July 2009 for about $11,500 each.

The recall involves six models of Ranger recreational vehicles.

Consumers were advised to stop using the vehicles and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair.

Consumers can call 888-704-5290 for information.