Polaris Tells 2018 RZR Turbo S Owners Not to Drive Their Units, Recalls ACE and Ranger 150

Polaris has announced two safety actions in the month of August 2018 affecting three different models, the most serious of which involves the new 2018 RXR Turbo S. 

The first is right now technically still a “safety alert, ” issued by Polaris in early August as the fix hasn’t been made public yet.

The company says that the Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS) may not meet Polaris quality standards, which can lead to the injury or death in the event of a rollover. What makes this recall a serious hindrance is that Polaris is advising owners not to drive their vehicles at all until the can be evaluated by a dealer. Polaris is coming up with a comprehensive fix for these machines and parts are expected to become available by the end of August, with shipping starting in September.

The other recall is for much smaller machines from Polaris, the 2017-2018 ACE 150 and 2018 Ranger 150. Both of these are youth focused models and are being recalled because lock nuts on the lower ball joints weren’t cranked down to the specified torque value, which can lead to the front lower ball joint coming apart over time. Polaris has reports of 10 ball joints separating, though no injuries have been reported.

To search the Polaris database to see if your machine is affected, you can click here.