If you like to drive recreational sports vehicles for fun, you may wish to check which vehicles you use. Polaris industries has recently recalled certain models of its ATV and snowmobile vehicles, citing flaws in the design. If your Polaris vehicle has crashed or caught on fire as a result of these flaws, you ought to consult an Alabama product liability attorney.
The defects in Polaris snowmobiles caused the steering apparatus to crack, leaving the driver unable to steer the vehicle. This can lead drivers to crash the snowmobiles, possibly leading to injury or death, to say nothing of the damage done to the snowmobile or surrounding property.
All the affected vehicles are from model year 2015, and include the following models:
- 600 RUSH PRO-S
- 600 RUSH PRO-X
- 600 SWITCHBACK PRO-S
- 600 SWITCHBACK PRO-X
- 600 SWITCHBACK ADVENTURE
- 800 RUSH PRO-S
- 800 RUSH PRO-X
- 800 SWITCHBACK PRO-S
- 800 SWITCHBACK PRO-X
- 550 INDY Voyageur 155
- 550 INDY Adventure 155
Polaris also discovered a fire hazard in their off-highway recreational vehicles. The company received two reports of the vehicles leaking oil, and two more reports of vehicles that caught on fire, possibly as the result of an oil leak. As a precaution, Polaris is recalling a number of its 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo vehicles. To see if your vehicle’s VIN is listed under the vehicles being recalled, visit Polaris’s website.
If you have been involved in a crash that involved a Polaris vehicle, you could be eligible for a defective product lawsuit against the company. If defects in the vehicle are responsible for the crash, Polaris may be liable for any damages you incurred as a result.
To learn whether your snowmobile accident qualifies you for a lawsuit, contact the product liability attorneys at Long & Long! We can be reached via the contact form below or at (251) 432-2277. We serve clients in Mobile and throughout Alabama.