Polaris recalls 16,550 off-road vehicles

Feb. 25, 2014 at 2:09 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Minnesota recreational vehicle firm Polaris is recalling 16,550 off-road Ranger vehicles due to a throttle cable that can melt, U.S. regulators said Tuesday.

The throttle cable can melt in proximity to the exhaust pipe, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

A damaged throttle cable can cause the driver to lose control.

The recall involves 2013 Polaris Ranger 500 EFI and Ranger Crew 500 EFI vehicles.

The vehicles are made for off-road use. They include a bench and a cargo box. The Ranger models come in black, red, green, tan and camouflage.

Polaris said it had received one report of an accident that resulted from a damaged throttle cable. The accident involved minor injuries.

Consumers were advised to stop using the vehicles and contact Polaris of Medina, Minn., for a free inspection and repair.

The Ranger and Ranger Crew vehicles under recall were imported from Mexico and sold from June 2012 through February 2014 for between $9,300 and $11,000.

Consumers can call 888-704-5290 for information.

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