Recently Polaris recalled some models of the RZR Recreational Vehicles from the years 2021 to 2023. The recall affects over 23,230 units. According to Polaris, their Turbo R4 vehicles and Pro XP 4 can develop a fuel leak in the pump assembly joint on the fuel tank. The fuel leak is near a hot surface and poses a significant fire risk. Although there are no reports of personal injuries resulting from the product defect, the risk of injury is significant.
Customers may check their vehicle identification number on the Polaris recall page or call Polaris to determine if they own an affected model. Annually between 300 to 400 people die in the United States from injuries in similar all-terrain vehicles.
Every year up to 135,000 people are injured using similar model all-terrain vehicles. All-terrain vehicles can be very powerful and often driven over rough and uneven terrain. This combination can lead to loss of control, rollovers, and collisions with obstacles or other vehicles. These accidents can result in severe injuries, including broken bones, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries. The danger of all-terrain and offroad vehicles are compounded because they are often operated in remote areas where firefighters and emergency medical services may require significant time to commute to the accident scene.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries or the loss of a family member due to a defective product, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll-free at 1-800-870-9584.