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Polaris Vehicle Recall Lawsuits

If you or a loved one have been injured due to a recalled Polaris off-road vehicle or snowmobile, you are likely grappling with a range of emotions and concerns. These vehicles have unfortunately been linked to various safety issues, leading to serious injuries and even fatalities. At Jordan Law, we are committed to providing exceptional legal support to those affected by these incidents.

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What steps should I take if I have a recalled polaris off-road vehicle?

  1. Verify the Recall: Check if your vehicle is affected by a recall. You can do this by visiting Polaris’s official website and looking for their “Off Road Safety Recalls” section. Enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see if your vehicle is part of a recall. The VIN is typically located on the vehicle’s frame in the left rear wheel well.
  2. Stop Using the Vehicle: If your vehicle is part of a recall, stop using it immediately to avoid any potential risks. Continuing to use a recalled vehicle can be dangerous.
  3. Contact Polaris or a Dealer: Reach out to Polaris or an authorized Polaris dealer. You can contact Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Alternatively, you can contact Polaris through their website or email at Owner.Connections@polaris.com.
  4. Schedule a Repair: Polaris or the authorized dealer will provide you with information on the necessary repairs. These repairs will be free of charge. The specific nature of the repair will depend on the issue identified in the recall.
  5. Follow Up: Ensure that the repair is completed as advised. In some cases, there might be a waiting period for parts or service availability. Stay in regular contact with the dealer to get updates.
  6. Keep Records: Keep a record of all communications and repair documents. This might be useful for any future reference or if any further issues arise.
  7. Monitor for Additional Information: Stay informed about any further updates regarding the recall. Sometimes, additional information or further actions may be required.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your recalled Polaris off-road vehicle is repaired and safe to use. Remember, safety should always be the top priority.

What Should I Do If I’ve Been Injured in a Polaris Vehicle Fire?

Experiencing an injury due to a vehicle fire can be both traumatic and overwhelming. Your immediate priority should be your health and safety. Seek medical attention promptly, and ensure all your injuries are documented. Once stable, it’s crucial to consider your legal options. Here’s a checklist for preparing to meet with an attorney:

  1. Gather Evidence: Collect and preserve evidence related to the incident. This includes photos of the vehicle, the accident scene, your injuries, and any property damage.
  2. Report the Incident: File a report with the appropriate authorities. This could be a police report or a report to the consumer product safety commission.
  3. Keep Records: Collect all medical records and bills related to your injuries. Also, keep a record of any other expenses incurred due to the accident, like travel costs to medical appointments.
  4. Consult with an Attorney: Contact a legal professional specializing in product liability and personal injury. An experienced attorney can guide you through the complexities of your case and help in seeking compensation.

At Jordan Law, we offer comprehensive legal support for such cases. Our team will help you compile a complete checklist and guide you through every step of the legal process.

Frequently Asked Questions About Polaris Fire Lawsuits

What is Causing Polaris Snowmobile Fires?

Recent investigations into Polaris snowmobiles have revealed critical issues leading to fire risks. These include:

  1. Fuel Line Leak in Model Year 2022-2023 Snowmobiles with Patriot Boost Engines: Polaris determined that on these models, the fuel line between the fuel rails may develop a fuel leak. This leak, being in close proximity to a hot surface, poses a fire hazard and a risk of serious injury.
  2. Electrostatic Discharge in Fuel Tanks of Model Years 2021-2023 MATRYX, 2015-2022 AXYS, and 2013-2014 Pro-Ride Snowmobiles: In these models, electrostatic discharge inside the fuel tank can cause vapors to ignite during operation. This ignition can cause the tank to burst, posing a significant fire hazard. About 138,000 units were affected by this recall, which was announced on November 17, 2022.

Polaris has been proactive in addressing these hazards by issuing recalls and providing repairs or replacements as needed. Owners of these snowmobiles should immediately stop using them and contact Polaris for the necessary repairs.

What is Causing Fires with Polaris Off-Road Vehicles?

Investigations and reports have indicated several technical issues leading to fire hazards in Polaris off-road vehicles. These include:

  • Fuel System Problems: Leaks in the fuel system, especially near hot engine parts, have been a common cause.
  • Electrical Failures: Faulty wiring or malfunctioning alternators can create sparks or overheat, leading to fires.
  • Overheating Engines: In some models, the engine can overheat, especially under strenuous conditions, increasing the risk of a fire.

These issues have been documented in various recalls and safety warnings issued by both Polaris and government agencies like the Consumer Product Safety

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At our firm, clients come first. We care about the individuals we represent and work hard so victims and their families can obtain the justice they deserve. Our team believes there is a direct correlation between our passion for what we do and our continued success in fighting for the rights of the injured. Our track record affirms this. We have proven our ability to win.

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As our client, you can always rely on us to be available for your questions and concerns. We work very hard to give each case the nuanced advocacy required. Rather than overloading our attorneys with cases, we are selective so that we can be sure to give each case we accept the full attention it needs. Our firm is available to clients 24/7 throughout the duration of their case.

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Our lead attorney is a member of the prestigious, invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and has been named among The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. Our reputation in the profession only affirms what our clients already know: When it comes to fighting for the injured, Jordan Law is a team on which you can count.

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