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RECALL: Utility Vehicles Recalled Due to Fire Hazard


By Naomi Millán Grounds Management
two-seater utility vehicles in orange and white, and red

A faulty exhaust header pipe has prompted the recall of two utility vehicles manufactured by Polaris. In both cases, the pipe can crack, posing fire and burn hazards. The recalled utility vehicles are the Gravely Atlas JSV 3000 and 6000 gas-engine-powered utility vehicles — model years 2015-2018 — and the Bobcat 3400 and 3400XL utility vehicles.

Gravely has received seven reports of cracked header exhaust pipes, with no injuries reported, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall 18-758. Polaris is recalling about 2,100 Gravely Atlas vehicles across the base and crew models which were sold at dealers between September 2014 and July 2018. The recalled vehicles were sold in red and have one or two rows of seats and a rear box. “Gravely” is printed on the rear box, and “Atlas” is printed on the hood of the utility vehicle. The full list of recalled serial numbers can be found at https://www.ariensco.com/safetyrecall?brand=gravely

Polaris also manufactures the Bobcat 3400 and 3400XL gas engine-equipped utility vehicles. Bobcat has received seven reports of cracked exhaust pipes as well, with no injuries reported, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall 18-757. About 2,700 Bobcat utility vehicles across the 3400 4X GAS, and 3400 4X GAS DLX models are being recalled. They were sold at Bobcat dealers between August 2014 and July 2018. The recalled utility vehicles are white and black with orange decals and have one or two rows of seats and a rear box. “Bobcat” is printed on the hood of the utility vehicle and “3400” or “3400XL” is printed on the rear box.

Facility managers affected by the recall are directed to contact a Bobcat or Gravely dealer for a free repair. Bobcat can be reached at www.bobcat.com or at 800-743-4340. Gravely can be reached at 877-740-7060 or at www.gravely.com.

If the exhaust system becomes noisier, the recalled utility vehicles should not be used until repaired.

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor, Building Operating Management. Go here for other recent recall notices.

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