Most Common 2015 RZR 900s Problems

Apart of one of the most recognizable brands on the UTV and ATV market, the 2015 RZR 900s lives up to the Polaris name. A thing of both beauty and brawn, the 2015 RZR 900s sparks some of the more premium features people (both adrenaline junkies and enthusiasts alike) have come to love and appreciate from Polaris UTVs (or Utility Task Vehicles.) But that’s not to say the 2015 RZR 900s doesn’t come with its fair share of flaws and problems because it does. Albeit the 2015 RZR 900s is a more streamlined and more capable version of a smaller and much less popular 2015 RZR 900. Without further adue here are some of the problems you can expect to have with one of the best UTVs from Polaris Inc.

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1. The Engine/ Motor(s) Are Likely To Die

The 2015 RZR 900s is at the pinnacle of Utility Task Vehicles (even after all these years), which when compared to All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) – Which most people tend to confuse the two – have bigger engines, sturdier chassis, great suspension  and certainly more comfortability. However with all that you are most likely going to put the 2015 RZR 900s through, the engine may prematurely die. Water, dirt or other damaging elements may make their way into the poorly designed intake valve of the UTV. The only thing(s) that should flow through an engine when it is running is gas (fuel to keep the engine running) and oil (for lubrication.)

To Do

  • Polaris Inc. (the manufacturer of the 2015 RZR 900s) does not cover water or debris damage (when it happens to be inside the engine) in the three year warranty that the 2015 RZR 900s comes with.
  • So on top of the already steep price tag of the 2015 RZR 900s, you may have to go even deeper into your pockets to have the UTV repaired at special repair shops. The 2015 RZR 900s is one of the best UTVs on the trails, no doubt. But that is what makes it susceptible to most, if not all, of the problems in this article. Users/ riders will assume that nothing can go wrong with it and push it to the absolute maximum and that may cause quite a lot of premature or early damage.

2. It Is Not Built Perfectly

That’s to say not everything on the 2015 RZR 900s will work as it should everytime you start the UTV. Most users don’t mind most of the details when starting or using their UTV, as long as it moves and starts the right way then all is well. But a problem postponed is a problem prolonged. If an issue is not dealt with immediately or sooner rather than later on the 2015 RZR 900s, it may lead to bigger or more serious problems. For instance some users of the UTV have reported that almost all of the bushings (these are a type of bearing or lining inserted on the unique A-arm (frame), shocks or wheels of the 2015 RZR 900s to reduce the amount of friction, vibration or wear on the aforementioned parts of the UTV.) However due to the extreme usage and build quality of the 2015 RZR 900s, it may not come as a shock to some users. But a UTV that claims to do all or most of the things the 2015 RZR 900s claims to do should be able to handle the rough and demanding trails it is put through without being compromised on build or quality.

To Do

  • It would help to get ATV /UTV insurance for your 2015 RZR 900s (immediately after you purchase it.) Any damages that may happen will be covered by the insurance so you do not have to worry. It would also help to take it a little easier on the 2015 RZR 900s, it may be a great UTV but it is not perfect, and depending on the model you get, you may need to take it a lot easier still.

3. The Engine Overheats Quite A Lot

A problem that is all too familiar for the people at Polaris Inc., in fact some earlier models of the 2015 RZR 900s had to be recalled because sometimes the overheating engine would burst into flames and thus cause serious problems for the drivers. The overheating is caused by the power of the 2015 RZR 900s’ engine, an impressive 875cc. Unfortunately such a powerful engine cannot be cooled down by the small bodied 2015 RZR 900s’ components and so it overheats sometimes catching drivers unaware and injuring them.

To Do

  • The 2015 RZR 900s should not be pushed. Otherwise the result is that it may end up harming or hurting you as the rider. Sometimes there is absolutely nothing you can do other than not to use the UTV in the first place or to use it in moderation.
  • The more miles (or kilometers) you put on the 2015 RZR 900s’ engine, the more likely it is to overheat. So it is also wise to not use the UTV to travel very long distances.
  • Extreme heat can also cause the UTV’s engine to overheat, so it is wise to only use the 2015 RZR 900s in mild weather conditions especially if you want to push it to the maximum (in which case you shouldn’t do that either.)


The 2015 RZR 900s was the first ever high performance UTV in the world. But that title comes with quite a number of problems. It is not farfetched to say that the 2015 RZR 900s performs but some, if not all, of the problems on this particular UTV are wrought from it being able to perform as it does in the first place. Is the 2015 RZR 900s a good investment? Perhaps not in the long run, you will have fun in the short term but after you have clocked in some miles, the 2015 RZR 900s’ engine and body will start to deteriorate and you will start to see the changes, and  those changes will be nothing short of problematic.