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Throttle cable issue sees Polaris four-wheeler recalled

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Fifth Polaris recall in a month

Another Polaris off-roader has been recalled – this time the Scrambler XP1000 ATV is affected.

Coming after four other Australian recalls were announced for Polaris vehicles in the past month for issues including possible fuel tank, brakes and wiring faults, the latest recall affects only around 130 sign-seat ATVs.

Related: More than 30,000 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs recalled

All of those vehicles were sold locally between the 1st of January 2014 and the 8th of August 2017.

Is your Polaris Scrambler affected? Check your VIN here.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is overseeing the recall and advises that certain model year 2014 – 2017 Scrambler XP1000 models were not calibrated to enter safe mode in the event of a stuck throttle cable.

In the event of a stuck throttle cable the ECU will illuminate the check engine light but will not limit engine RPM or vehicle speed.

What are the hazards?

In the event the throttle cable becomes stuck, the operator could lose control and have an accident causing injury or death.

Affected Polaris owners are being asked not to use their vehicle until it has been inspected and repaired by an authorised Polaris dealer.

Owners will be contacted by mail at their Polaris-registered address and instructed to contact their local Polaris dealer to arrange for an inspection and repair of the vehicle.

Related: Brake Pipe Fault Recall for Land Rover Defender

Further information is available from the Polaris Customer Service Department on 03 9394 5610, and Polaris dealerships.

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