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Polaris recalls more off-highway vehicles because of fire risk

Minnesota-based Polaris is recalling 13,000 more vehicles because they could catch fire.

The recall involves the 2016 RZR XP Turbo and the RZR XP4 Turbo, which are recreational off-highway vehicles or ROVs, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

The Commission says there have been 19 reports of the vehicles catching fire and they’ve burned six people including a child severely burned in a blaze that also torched 15 acres of forest in a Utah canyon.

If you have one of the vehicles you should stop using it and contact a Polaris dealer for free repairs. To check if your vehicle is covered by the recall, you can enter its identification number here.

The 13,000 vehicles covered by Thursday’s recall include more than 2,000 that were announced in December.

Different models of Polaris off-road vehicles were recalled in April and in June, also because of fire hazards.

The Star Tribune says Polaris CEO Scott Wine sent a letter to customers apologizing for the inconvenience and saying the company had been testing the RZR Turbos since July “to make sure we have the right solution, and as of today the corrective action is in place.”

In its most recent earnings report, Polaris said it took a $25 million hit in recall-related costs during the second quarter.

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