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Multi Another Polaris recall RZR 170 fires

Discussion in 'General Pioneer 500 Discussion' started by Mudder, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. Mudder

    Mudder Patriot Rider
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    FYI for those Polaris Razors. ESPECIALLY bad as these are targeted to KIDS! As a kid, I would take to to woods myself with my Honda SL70, never a problem.

    Polaris is recalling more than 16,000 recreational off-highway vehicles due to a fuel leak and fire hazards.
    The recall involves all model years 2015 through 2017 youth RZR 170 ROV models. They have two seats and were sold in red, blue and white. Polaris has received more than 100 reports of cracked fuel tank necks and 28 reports of burning, smoking, and melted or shorted wires, including four reports of fires; no injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROV's and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair.
     
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    Saw that this morning on the news..
     
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    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    FireFighter and Insurance agent are probably seeing a slight uptick due to Polaris as well.

    I think this gets every model of Polaris sxs under a fire hazard recall, someone feel free to fact check.

    They should be sold with nomex suits and automatic extinguishers.
     
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    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    ohanacreek My EcoBoost has I4WD
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    Maybe additional years added to recall.

    Yeah, takes a real scum-sucking bottom feeder to find profit margin by shortcuts around kids safety.


    A few extra inches of wire to route it a different way or a better wire loom. Higher quality wire. Larger gauge.

    Electrical shortcomings with a harness are easy to fix with proper design, but copper is expensive and no one wants to pay for it out of profit margins.
     
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    I am begining to think that Polaris engineers could be pyromaniacs.
     
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    I've never had a Polaris, but this RZR 170 recall has me a little concerned because I'm about to buy a new 2017 Polaris Ace 150
     
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    I thought the Ace looks like a lot of fun & was thinking of getting one. But I have the same concerns so I keep talking my self out of it which keeps the wife happy.
     
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    I bet these recalls are why their MY 18 model intro was pathetic. Too much money lost between warranty claims and recalls.


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    Polaris fans say "Honda Fan boy" when someone makes light of the fire issue with Polaris but, 10+ pages of numerous recalls associated with fire says different.

    Reading through I need to forward this to my neighbor he has two Rangers.
     
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    Yes, I always liked the idea of the Ace, a single seat buggy, but I've never owned a Polaris. The ACE 150 that I mentioned is a 'youth' model of 150cc. But it's pretty big, I sat in one and fit well, I weigh 152 lbs. I'm age 62, but the 10 year old child in me wants one. Years ago I took a chance and bought a Chinese made 175cc single seat buggy, was lots of fun for a while until things kept breaking, finally gave up on it. The ACE 150 is near the same size just a little smaller, would have lots of fun, goes up to 29mph. I figure this Polaris 150 buggy is quite a bit better quality than that Chinese buggy was, so it should run well and last a long time...
     
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    How about the new Polaris INFERNO!
     
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    Careful, if Polaris reads this they just might implement your "Terms and Conditions". Lol!
     
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    Hondas recall could arguably be prevented with proper owner maintenance. No way to prevent your gas tank from splitting or wires from fraying. Ive been arouns alot of the Rangers, everyone you look at has a melted injector harness on top of the engine, add that to (from what ive found) to be an alarmingly high amount of bad spark plug boots junping fire and no wonder rhey catch fire. Like they always say, you buy junk you get junk.
     
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    Lol I can't help but laugh at you guys always posting polaris stuff. Why don't you guys head on over to the rzr forums or prc forum. Polaris so called fan boys don't talk about Hondas. All you guys do is bash polaris in every thread. When you sell 20 fold you're obviously going to have more issues. You guys need to figure out your clutch issues and quit worrying about polaris issues. I'll buy a honda when I can carry a spare 100 dollar clutch for it and change it in under 30 minutes. Now go ahead and make fun of our rubber bands. They hold up pretty damn good to well over 140hp and yalls clutches can't handle 72 hp with 26s lmfao

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    Im just posting what ive seen, the last 800 4 seat ranger i took in trade was this way and later ate its engine after only 800 miles. Calling our local Polaris dealr he said they all do it, they keep that engine i stock because of it. Ive never seen wires melted on a Honda and supposedly have heat problems. Ive got several P1Ks out there with well iver 5000 miles and no clutches yet. Its all in how you drive it, just like the belt machines. If you use high in the wrong spot itll burn the belt. I have no problems with rubber bands as you call them. I just wont own a Polaris, there cobbled together junk that cant keep wheel bearings and bushings. Ive worked in this industry for close to 10 years all for Honda so i am biased. But id pick anything over them except maybe an arctic cat. So why do you a Polaris owner post here on a Honda forum? To bash us about our clutches, or heat, or whatever other thing that other utvs have similar problems with. The kawasaki Teryx for on cant be ridden in especially the older 2 seat only models. Ive personally ridden in one in below 20 weather with only a windshield, there that hot. Meanwhile i rode a P1k the other day foe over 8 hours and it was warm, no lie, but not like that damm teryx.
     
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    They keep an engine in stock that hasn't been put in any of their sxs or atvs in years? Bud compare apples to apples. 900 ranger, 570 ranger and 1000 ranger vs 700 pioneer and 1000 pioneer. I only have about 500 miles I think but I'm on stock wheel bearings. My sportsman 850 had 1500 miles and stock bearings. The 700 is very loud in cab compared to a 900 ranger. The 700 gets VERY hot in the cab. Just face it the only 2 players in this game are can am and polaris. Honda isn't a drop in the bucket compared to polaris. Can am is top dog but you pay for it.

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    I think the Pioneer 500 has made a dent in the Polaris 50" sales. ;)
    No Can Ams for me. The few I've been around and had to work on didn't impress me, nor have the Sea-Doo's. Their electrical systems suck.
    They may build very good engines, but there's alot more to a good machine than just the engine.
     

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