Polaris Recalls Sportsman 850 and 1000 All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

If you have been burned by a Polaris Sportsman 850 or 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) please contact one of our injury attorneys today.

Hazard: The right side panel heat shield can melt, posing burn and fire hazards to riders. In addition, in 2015 Sportsman 1000 ATVs, the exhaust springs can stretch and damage the exhaust seal, which can result in exhaust leaks and pose burn and fire hazards.

Units: About 19,200

Description: This recall involves all model year 2015 and 2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 and 1000 model all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and “Sportsman 850” or “Sportsman 1000” is printed on the side of the steering column. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. The following models are included in the recall:

Model Year         Model Number Model/Color

2015       A15SXA85AJ       Sportsman 850 White Lightning

2015       A15SXA85AA      Sportsman 850 Sage Green

2015       A15SXA85AC      Sportsman 850 Polaris Pursuit Camo

2015       A15SXE85AS       Sportsman 850 SP Sunset Red

2015       A15SXE85AM     Sportsman 850 SP Titanium Matte Metallic

2015       A15SYE85AS       Sportsman Touring 850 SP Sunset Red

2015       A15SYE85AV       Sportsman Touring 850 SP Blue Fire

2015       A15SXE95AW     Sportsman XP 1000 Matte White Le

2015       A15SXE95AK       Sportsman XP 1000 SP Black Pearl Metallic

2015       A15SXE95AC       Sportsman XP 1000 Polaris Pursuit Camo

2015       A15SYE95AX       Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Bronze Mist

2015       A15SXL95AM     Sportsman XP 1000 Titanium Matte Metallic

2015       A15SYL95AP       Sportsman XP 1000 Touring White Pearl Metal

2016       A16SXA85A2      Sportsman 850 White Lightning

2016       A16SXA85A1      Sportsman 850 Sage Green

2016       A16SXA85A9      Sportsman 850 Polaris Pursuit® Camo

2016       A16SXE85AB       Sportsman 850 SP Velocity Blue

2016       A16SXE85AS       Sportsman 850 SP Sunset Red

2016       A16SXN85A3      Sportsman 850 High Lifter Edition

2016       A16SXE85AM     Sportsman 850 SP Titanium Matte Metallic

2016       A16SYE85AS       Sportsman Touring 850 SP Sunset Red

2016       A16SXE95AG      Sportsman XP 1000 Matte Sagebrush Green

2016       A16SXE95AR       Sportsman XP 1000 Havasu Red Pearl

2016       A16SXD95A9      Sportsman XP 1000 Hunter Edition

2016       A16SYE95AK       Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Black Pearl

2016       A16SXM95AL     Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter Edition

2016       A16SYE95AP       Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Pearl White Le

Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received at least 793 incidents, including reports of warped, melted or burned side panels, 47 fires and four minor burn injuries.

Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from May 2014 through March 2017 for between $8,500 and $15,000.

If you have been burned by one of these vehicles please contact one or our experienced Ohio injury and product liability attorneys today.