The bottom line is even if it was a RZR we don't know why it caught on fire. May have had nothing to do with recall or fault of Polaris. Hopefully some day we will find out all the facts but in the mean time it is only speculation.
Also, if the driver/owner wasn't doing anything wrong they have nothing to worry about with "the Feds."
Dan, I hope all is still well with you.
Seems to work pretty good. It looks like it breaks where the fire licks at the tube.I found this on Amazon. You simply zip tie it over the engine, and if a fire breaks out it ruptures from the flame and sprays fire retardant on the Fire. BlazeCut Automatic Fire Suppression System 6' TV200FA, Automotive Extinguisher https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D7M3E7O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_hX8QxbXY7JQKZ
I am not looking to save the vehicle in the event of one of these fires happens.
I am looking to give myself and my passenger enough time to get out of the vehicle. If one of these systems can help with that and possibly give me the extra time needed to get to safety count me in.
You are absolutely right that most of the vehicle being plastic is a problem once the fire starts...stuff melts and drips flames can be everywhere in a hurry.
An aftermarket heat shield kit might not be a bad idea.
Do they make any type of fire retardant material you can stick to the plastic firewall between the engine and the seating area? Like the dynomat stuff for sound but for fire protection? Something of that nature might be another option just for added safety.