Polaris has announced recalls involving its all-terrain vehicle models Sportsman 850 and Sportsman 1000 due to burn and fire hazards. Both models run the risk that the right-side panel heat shield will melt, which could lead to fire risks and burns to riders. The Sportsman 1000 model also poses the risk of exhaust leaks, fire risks, and burn injuries due to its exhaust springs at times stretching the exhaust seal. Polaris has received complaints of a minimum of 793 problems with the ATV’s, with reports of warping, melting, and burned side panels, as well as 47 fires, and 4 burn injuries. The recalled models come from 2015 and 2016, so it is vital to check the Polaris website at http://www.polaris.com/en-us/rider-support/off-road-recalls to enter a vehicle identification number, or call the company at 800-765-2747.
If you or a loved one has already been injured due to problems with a Polaris Sportsman ATV, consult your medical provider and contact Inserra Kelley Sewell, personal injury attorneys to discuss your possible injury claim.