Nearly 140K Snowmobiles Recalled Over Exploding Gas Tanks

A guide rides her snow mobile, leaving Longyearbyen, on May 9, 2022, on Spitsbergen island, in Svalbard Archipelago, northern Norway. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Nearly 140,000 snowmobiles were recalled by Polaris Industries Inc. Thursday after exploding gas tanks were reported across the United States.
  • Fuel tank vapors inside the tanks are being ignited by electrostatic discharge, Polaris said in its recall notice.
  • At least 30 reports of burst fuel tanks have been fielded by Polaris. A reported 16 of those reports included incidents of fire.

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