Polaris Vehicle Fires

Polaris Vehicle Fire Lawyers


The Polaris RZR is popular with off-road enthusiasts across the United States. Polaris aggressively markets the promise of fun, safe adventures that are attainable with an RZR. Unfortunately, many of Polaris’ off-road vehicle models have serious design and manufacturing defects that have injured and killed riders.

Cutt, Kendell & Olson is a national leader in catastrophic Polaris fire litigation. We have been investigating and litigating these cases since 2015 and have represented over a dozen individuals who were catastrophically harmed in Polaris vehicle fires. Our team has the experience, resources, and tenacity to take on the most serious cases, even when big companies like Polaris are on the other end. Consumers deserve safety, and Polaris must be held accountable for the countless lives its faulty vehicles have affected.

You can read some of their stories in this New York Times profile.

Polaris Off-Road Vehicle Defects Endanger Consumers

According to the CPSC, Polaris knew as early as 2013 that a manufacturing defect was causing some of its vehicles to catch fire. Yet, it was not until our 15-year-old client died as the result of a Polaris RZR fire in 2015 that Polaris finally made a sweeping recall of the vehicles. Even this reaction took months.

As of this writing, Polaris has recalled around half a million vehicles, and yet, fires continue to happen. Certain vehicles from the current model year have already been recalled for fire hazards, among other failures. In the last decade, Polaris was behind 40 of 110 off-road vehicle recalls, far more than any other company. Polaris vehicles have caused more than 250 fires, in excess of 30 severe injuries, and at least 4 deaths. A Polaris RZR was also responsible for a 15-acre forest fire in American Fork Canyon. This 2019 article from the New York Times profiled some of the victims of these tragic fires.

Most recently, Eric Olson, was interviewed by Mike Headrick of KSL about the fact that Polaris RZR fires continue to happen and endanger users.

Dangerous Polaris models include:

  • Polaris RZR
  • Polaris Ranger
  • Polaris General
  • Polaris Sportsman
  • Polaris ACE

We Won’t Quit Until Polaris Does

Despite Polaris’ recalls, some Polaris RZRs are still spontaneously catching fire. Riders are suffering serious burn injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Polaris has issued additional recalls of vehicles with model years through 2021. In December of 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement that users of vehicles were still reporting total-loss fires caused by vehicles that had been repaired per Polaris’ recall instructions.

In April 2018, Polaris settled with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission over allegations that the company failed to immediately report defective models, despite having such information. Immediately following this settlement, Polaris issued an expanded recall of the RZR XP 1000 for model years 2014-2018. Multiple people have been injured in RZR fires since these recalls.

Tough Trial Attorneys and a Caring Support Team

The devastation caused by Polaris vehicle fires can leave individuals and families unsure where to turn for help. For anyone in this situation, we are here. Our team is dedicated to finding justice for all who have been harmed by Polaris vehicle fires. With a lawsuit, you could be able to recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical needs
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Household and personal aid
  • Pain and suffering
  • Decreased enjoyment of life

Since our firm was founded in 2000, we’ve recovered more than $400 million for injury victims like you. Our team of accomplished trial lawyers has a high success rate thanks to the effort and dedication we put into every case. If you have questions about how we can help you recover compensation, we invite you to reach out to our team for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our lawyers will listen to your story and share what we can do for your future.

Cutt, Kendell & Olson has successfully resolved cases for many clients injured in Polaris vehicle fires. If you are looking for legal help after a Polaris fire, call our experienced trial attorneys at (801) 901-3470. We provide free consultations to the injured across the U.S.

We’ve Handled More Polaris Fire Cases Than Any Other Firm

Because of our commitment to justice on behalf of those injured by Polaris vehicles, Cutt, Kendell & Olson has handled more injury and wrongful death cases related to Polaris fires than any other firm in the nation. We’ve received national recognition for our steadfast dedication to our clients. The reason so many clients have come to us is we spare no effort to investigate the problems with these vehicles and we are aggressive in our fight for justice and compensation.

For more than 20 years the lawyers at Cutt, Kendell & Olson have been successfully representing clients injured by defective motor vehicles in product liability litigation. Our firm is currently focused on helping clients injured by RZR fire accidents, and we have a long track record of success in product liability cases.

We have the skillful attorneys and financial resources to take on and beat the largest corporations when their errors and bad decisions cause injury. If you are a lawyer and have a Polaris case, we’re also happy to work as co-counsel with your firm. Call us at (801) 901-3470 for more information.

We Understand Polaris Vehicles Inside and Out

Cutt, Kendell & Olson has quickly become a national leader in ongoing litigation involving defective Polaris vehicles. Our success is not an accident: We have done the hard work to uncover the serious problems with these vehicles and assemble a history of Polaris fires.

Since accepting our first RZR case, we have developed an extensive body of knowledge about the RZR, Ranger, and Sportsman models and why they catch fire. Our lawyers have deposed key Polaris executives and other crucial witnesses.

We brought together a team of expert engineers to investigate Polaris fires, inspect Polaris machines and conduct testing to determine what is wrong with them. We have even purchased RZRs for testing, with the goal of becoming as knowledgeable about the vehicle as Polaris’ engineers.

We have pored over hundreds of thousands of documents and our team continues to receive reports from Polaris vehicle owners who have been harmed by Polaris fires. According to reports, several Polaris owners have experienced vehicle fires even after all recall repairs have been completed.


Start your Polaris RZR fire claim today by calling our team at (801) 901-3470 for a free consultation. Our team is trusted nationwide to handle complex and high-profile injury cases.

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