Polaris has issued a rare do-not-ride recall on three of its models, including the 2022 MATRYX and AXYS and the discontinued Pro-Ride. Full details in the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission release below, but the issue is with the sleds’ fuel tanks. Reportedly, the fuel tanks can build up static electricity, which can cause gasoline vapor to ignite, exploding the tank and burning the rider. The report below says there have been 30 of these incidents listed.

The solution is to replace the fuel tank, which Polaris will do at no expense to the customer. Until it’s replaced, Polaris recommends owners do not ride their snowmobile if it is one of the affected models. See below for a full list of what years are affected by this, and call your local dealer if you have further questions.

Recall Alert: Polaris Industries Recalls MATRYX, AXYS and Pro-Ride Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

Name of Product: Model Year 2021-2023 MATRYX, 2015-2022 AXYS, and 2013-2014 Pro-Ride Snowmobiles
Hazard: Electrostatic discharge inside the fuel tank can cause vapors to ignite during operation and the tank to burst, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy: Repair
Recall Date: November 17, 2022
Units: About 138,000 (In addition, about 61,000 were sold in Canada)

Recall Details

Description: This recall involves Polaris Model Years 2021 through 2023 MATRYX, model years 2015 through 2022 AXYS, and certain 2013 and 2014 Pro-Ride snowmobiles. The recalled snowmobiles were sold in black and in custom color combinations. Polaris and the model names are printed on the chassis on both sides of the snowmobiles. The model year and VIN are stamped on the right side of the tunnel. Consumers can enter their VIN at www.polaris.com/en-us/off-road-recalls/ to see if their snowmobile is included in any recalls.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact Polaris or an authorized Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair, consisting of replacing the fuel tank assembly.  Polaris has notified consumers to stop riding the snowmobiles.  However, if a consumer needs to start their snowmobile in order to move it safely, they must make sure the fuel tank is full, and if it is not, they need to fill the tank with fresh gasoline. Polaris is notifying all dealers and contacting all known purchasers directly.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 30 reports of fuel tank bursting, including 16 incidents of fire and one report of a second-degree burn.
Sold At: Polaris dealers nationwide from October 2011 through August 2022 for between $5,300 and $21,500.
Manufacturer(s): Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minnesota
Manufactured In: United States
Recall number: 23-710