Again? Polaris is recalling 19,200 more vehicles due to fire hazards

In the past year, Polaris has recalled nearly 175,000 vehicles due to fire risks.
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Polaris has issued another recall because its vehicles could start on fire.

This time the Medina-based company is recalling 19,200 Sportsman 850 and 1000 models made in 2015 and 2016.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the right side panel heat shield on these all-terrain vehicles can melt, which can burn riders or cause fires. Also, on the 2015 models of the Sportsman 1000, the CPSC says the exhaust springs can stretch and damage the exhaust seal, which can cause exhaust leaks and lead to burns and fires.

There have been at least 793 incidents reported with these ATVs, including warped, melted or burned side panels. There have also been 47 fires and four minor burn injuries.

The recalled ATVs were sold nationwide from May 2014 through March 2017 for between $8,500 and $15,000. You can find out more information about the recalled vehicles here.

Anyone who has one should stop using it and schedule a free repair. You can contact Polaris at 800-765-2747 or by going online here.

This is the latest in a string of recall woes for Polaris.

Since April 2016, the company has recalled roughly 174,900 vehicles due to fire risks. The most recent was earlier this month, when Polaris recalled 13,500 RZR four-wheel vehicles due to fire hazards.

The Star Tribune says these fire risk recalls really started about two years ago, and to date the company has recalled more than 280,000 vehicles, costing the company more than $120 million.

For more information on all of the company's recalls, click here.

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