Polaris Ranger Recall Issued Due to Crash Hazard with Off-Highway Vehicle

Roughly 16,550 Polaris Ranger recreational off-highway vehicles are being recalled, following a consumer report that suggests the vehicle’s throttle may malfunction and cause the operator to lose control or crash.  

The Polaris Ranger recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 25, following an incident where the vehicle’s throttle cable melted on the exhaust pipe and failed to return to the idle setting after acceleration. As a result of the problem, the driver lost control and was thrown from the vehicle.

The problems may impact 2013 Polaris Ranger 500 EFI and 2013 Polaris Ranger Crew 500 EFI recreational 0ff-highway vehicles with VIN numbers ranging between 4XA******DE210149 and 4XA******DE791730. Both models have the model names printed on the left and right side of the hood and have the words “Polaris” and “Polaris Ranger 4×4” printed on the vehicle body.

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The Ranger 500 EFI model has a bench seat and rear cargo box and was sold in black, camouflage, green, and red with model numbers R13RH50AG, R13RH50AH, R13RH50AM, and R13RH50AR. The Ranger Crew model is equipped with a front and rear bench seat as well as rear cargo box and was sold in camouflage, green, red, and tan. Crew model numbers are R13WH50AG, R13WH50AH, R13WH50AR, and, R13WH50AX.

Recalled Polaris Ranger vehicles were manufactured in Mexico under Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minnesota, where they were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from June 2012 through February 2014 for between $9,300 and $11,000.

This recall comes a little more than a year after several hundred Polaris Rangers were recalled because drivers could experience a loss of control.

The CPSC recommends that customers stop using the affected vehicles and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. Upon request customers will be given instructions on how to inspect and repair the malfunction themselves if preferred. Customers with questions may contact Polaris toll-free at 888-704-5290 or by visiting them online at www.polarisindustries.com.


  • RicardoJune 30, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    rolled our 500 crew, resulting in a dislocated elbow this weekend, reset my own elbow myself , but going for orthopedic opion this afternoon. Still not quite sure what happened, but now since I found out about recall it only makes since, pissed off!

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