Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minnesota, recalled 19,000 of the Polaris General side-by-side ROVs because the steering wheel shaft can move and detach when the vehicle is in use, causing a crash.

Polaris has received 5 reports of the steering shaft separating and 1 report of a broken hand injury.

This recall involves 2016 and 2017 model-year Polaris General 2-seat and 4-seat side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs).

The off-road vehicles were sold at Polaris dealerships nationwide in the U.S. and Canada between December 2015 and September 2015 for $16,000 to $21,000.

The ROVs have a cargo box on the back and came in the following colors: black, blue, camouflage, orange, red, silver, and white.

The word “Polaris” is printed on the front grill, “GENERAL” is printed on the rear panel and “1000” is printed on the front panel. The VIN is printed on the left rear vehicle frame below the cargo box.

Consumers should stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair.

For more information, consumers can contact Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.Polaris.com and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls.”

In addition, consumers can check their ROV’s Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) for any recalls on the “Product Safety Recalls.”

2016 Polaris General two-seat in red

2016 Polaris General two-seat in orange

2016 Polaris General two-seat in orange

Source: Polaris Recalls General Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

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