Po­laris plagued by quad­bike re­calls

Tasmanian Country - - NEWS - A full list of all quad­bike re­calls can be found at web­site www.prod­uct­safety.gov.au/re­calls

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL quad­bike giant Po­laris has been forced to no­tify Aus­tralia’s com­pe­ti­tion watch­dog of 14 safety re­calls on its quad bikes and sideby-side ve­hi­cles in the past 14 months.

Faults range from a con­tam­i­nated mas­ter brake cylin­der on one model to de­sign faults that could re­sult in melt­ing pan­els on other mod­els.

The surge in Po­laris re­calls prompted ques­tions about whether there were any ma­jor is­sues with the de­sign or man­u­fac­ture of Po­laris quad bikes and side-by-side ve­hi­cles.

Aus­tralian Po­laris spokesman Alan Collins said the com­pany man­u­fac­tured all its off-road ve­hi­cles “to global engi­neer­ing and de­sign stan­dards — as we have for 63 years”.

But the re­calls have had a ma­jor im­pact on Po­laris’ earn­ing with its 2016 cal­en­dar-year an­nual re­port stat­ing “re­sults were be­low ex­pec­ta­tions”.

Po­laris cited its vol­un­tary re­call last April for RZR 900 and 1000 off-road ve­hi­cles man­u­fac­tured since model year 2013 due to re­ports of ther­mal-re­lated in­ci­dents.

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