Polaris Recalling 3,800 Ranger SxS Vehicles

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Polaris is recalling about 3,800 units of its 2009 Ranger Crew 4x4 and Ranger 6x6 side-by-side recreational vehicles for an electrical short that can lead to overheating in the rear taillight wiring harnesses, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Polaris has received 46 reports of overheating in the vehicle's taillight area, resulting in melting of plastic. In 22 of these reports, consumers reported small flames. No injuries have been reported.

The vehicles, sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from December 2008 through July 2009 for about $11,500, were manufactured in the United States.

Consumers are asked to stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and to contact any Polaris Ranger dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris says it has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.