This ATV, Polaris Outlaw 110 is specially made for the youth, so Polaris limited the speed for safety reasons. And does this ATV have any problems? Of course, you can assume that this ATV has no problems, but the opposite is true! The Polaris Outlaw 110 also has issues just like any other ATV from any brand.
In this blog we discuss the 7 most common problems of the Polaris Outlaw 110 when you’re in the market for this ATV. In the rest of the article, we’ll discuss every single problem in detail. Furthermore, we’ll tell you how to identify it, fix it and how much it costs to fix. Read on!
What kind of problems does a Polaris Outlaw 110 normally have? In this blog, we’ve outlined all the most important things you should watch for when you’re in the market for a Polaris Outlaw 110. In the rest of the article, we’ll discuss every single problem in detail. Furthermore, we’ll tell you how to identify it, fix it and how much it costs to fix. Read on!
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1. EFI Issues
EFI stands for electronic fuel injection. This makes a significant difference in how the ATV starts. For the most part, this is a great addition. It allows you to fire up your engine every time without any trouble, no matter the weather. Polaris definitely made a good decision introducing EFI for the Outlaw 110, mainly because it is designed for kids.
Though the EFI is a genius idea, Polaris failed to execute it properly. The EFI system of the Polaris Outlaw 110 is known to give the owner a series of problems.
The Polaris Outlaw 110 is an ATV, not a daily driver. This means that it would sit idle for months at a time. This leaves room for rust and dust to build up. When rust builds up in the fuel injector pipes, it clogs the fuel from reaching the engine.
This would leave you with an ATV that doesn’t start. Even if it does, if there is a build of rust, it will affect the ATV’s performance and fuel efficiency.
There isn’t a lot you can do about this problem. You would have regularly clean the fuel lines of your ATV to prevent your EFI from clogging.
Also read: 5 x Most Common Polaris Fuel Pump Problems!
2. Blown Fuse
Polaris has this problem with a few different models. Most owners, who encounter this problem, get a blown fuse right after unpacking the Outlaw 110.
Usually, replacing the fuse would solve the issue. Once you replace the blown fuse, you should be able to get a bunch of miles before having to replace it again. In the outlaw 110, even if you replace the fuse, you will only be able to drive the ATV for a few hours before it blows again.
According to one owner, he had to go through 3 fuses without a solution for this problem.
In this case, the problem could be either with the battery or any other individual circuit. Try swapping out a fuse that could handle more amps, such as a 15 amp fuse.
If that doesn’t solve the problem, you’d have to inspect every single circuit. Try detaching all the electrical units and running the ATV. If the fuse doesn’t blow, start attaching one circuit after the other until you find which unit is causing the problem.
If the problem persists, you could try swapping out the battery, investing in a new ECU, or you can take it to an Outlaw dealer.
3. Small Battery
Many owners complain that the Polaris Outlaw battery cannot provide the power required. You could end up with a drained battery in a heartbeat. This could also result in problems when you try to start your ATV.
The Outlaw 110 battery can barely manage to power the electrical equipment connected to the ATV. Even if you would like to get some auxiliary lights attached to your Outlaw, you cannot power it through the stock Outlaw 110 battery.
A bigger battery is more important than you think. It would be a more stable power source since you wouldn’t have a dead battery frequently. Other than that, it would also be beneficial for the life span and performance of the ATV.
If you want more power, you have two options,
- Go for a dual battery system
- Swap in a bigger battery
Both of these are viable options. But the Outlaw will throw another curveball at you. The room allocated for the battery in the Outlaw 110 can only hold the tiny stock battery. If you do need more juice from your battery, you are going to have to invest in some cosmetic changes.
4. Fuel Leaks
This is an issue seen in the latest Polaris Outlaw 110, which is the 2022 model. So far, there are two complaints regarding fuel leaks from those who purchased the newest Outlaw 110.
Fortunately, Polaris wasn’t too late to act regarding this issue. They pinpointed the reason for the leaks to be a flaw in the inner layer of the fuel line. This flaw resulted in fuel seeping through the fuel line, thus causing a fire hazard.
Due to this, Polaris issued a recall for the 2022 Outlaw 110. A total of 1200 ATVs are affected around the world. Polaris urged consumers to avoid using the ATVs further, and immediately schedule a free repair at the nearest Polaris dealer.
If you are an owner or planning to buy a 2022 Polaris Outlaw, make sure that this matter has been attended to.
5. Weak Structure
ATV stands for “all-terrain vehicle”. As the name suggests, an ATV should be able to tackle rough terrain with ease. Especially without taking damage.
According to some customers, the Polaris Outlaw 110 cannot take the slightest beating. One customer mentioned,
“The entire rear assembly welds broke within a couple of months, only ridden by a 12-year-old going round and round on a flat surface.”
This is not the only complaint the Outlaw has against its structural integrity. Even though the Outlaw was meant to be ridden by young riders, Polaris should focus more on the frame and body of the ATV.
This is not an easy problem to fix either. Depending on the severity of the damage and complexity of the repair, you could end up spending upwards of $1000.
6. Breaks Problems
The Outlaw 110 comes out of the factory equipped with drum brakes. When it comes to stopping power, there is nothing to complain about this. For a 110 engine, this is a decent enough brake.
But the problem with the drum brakes is that they fail so easily. Just a sniff of mud, and the brakes tend to fail. Even if the rider can handle muddy terrain, the brakes won’t hold up. This can be frustrating. Most complaints about the brakes come from owners who take the ATV out on wet soil and mud. Basically, it sums up your typical farm or any other off-roading trail.
You wouldn’t buy an ATV if you are going to ride it over paved roads. As the manufacturer, Polaris needs to put more thought into the product they are putting on the market. Losing your brakes mid-drive can be unsafe.
There isn’t a lot you can do about this issue other than replacing the brakes when it fails. Switching to disc brakes is an option. But you would have to do some major changes to accommodate disc brakes. Cost-wise, this is not the best investment to make.
7. Stops Abruptly
Though this is not as common as the other problems, a few customers have faced this issue. The ATV runs great for a while and suddenly stops. This doesn’t mean that the engine switches off. The engine sits idle, but you cannot move your ATV.
There is not a lot you can do on the spot, especially if the ATV idles fine. You would have to find a way to bring your ATV back to the garage. Repairs are often associated with the combustion inside the engine.
There are a few possible reasons for this,
- Damaged or dirty spark plugs
- Faulty oxygen sensors
- Clogged fuel lines
Though the problems are all over the place, with the Outlaw 110, a dirty fuel injector is more common.
This happens when the ATV sits for a long period without being ridden. It is often due to corrosion or dust settling in the fuel lines.
The easiest way to solve the issue is to clean the fuel injector and the rest of the fuel line.
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