Polaris recalls 19,000 ATVs for burn and fire hazard

Posted at 12:53 AM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 08:18:55-04

More than 19,000 Polaris all-terrain vehicles are being recalled following reports of more than 45 fires. 

The recall involves all model year 2015 and 2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 and 1000 model ATVs. 

The right side panel heat shield can melt, posing burn and fire hazards. 

Polaris has received nearly 800 reports of incidents, including 47 fires and four minor burns. 

The ATVs were sold nationwide from May 2014 through March 2017. 

Consumers should contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. 

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