CPSC, Polaris Industries Announces Recall of Select Model Year 2004 and 2005 Snowmobiles

Originally issued May 19, 2005, Revised August 8, 2006
Alert #05-575
 

CPSC, Polaris Industries Announces Recall of Select Model Year 2004 and 2005 Snowmobiles

Note: Incidents/Injuries Change.

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Polaris Snowmobiles -- See affected model table.

Units: About 14,000

Manufacturer/Importer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Hazard: The fuel tank filler neck may develop a crack at the base where the filler neck meets the fuel tank assembly. This may cause the neck to separate from the fuel tank assembly and allow fuel to escape from the tank, potentially creating a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received 9 reports of the filler neck cracking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Only select model year Polaris snowmobiles are part of this recall. The model and serial number (VIN) identification decal is located on the right-side of the tunnel underneath the seat. See affected model table below:

 

ModelsModel Numbers      ModelsModel Numbers
2004 Indy 340 S04NB3AE
S04NB3AS
2004 550 PRO X S04NX5BE
S04NX5BS
2004 Indy 500 S04NB4BS 2004 600 PRO X S04NX6ES
2004 340 Classic S04ND3AS 2004 700 PRO X S04NX7CS
2004 500 Classic S04ND4BS (A) 2004 800 PRO X S04NX8CS
2004 550 Classic S04ND5BS 2004 600 PRO X2 S04NY6EE
S04NY6ES
S04NY6ER
2004 600 Classic S04ND6ES (A)(B) 2004 700 PRO X2 S04NY7CE
S04NY7CS
2004 700 Classic S04ND7CS (A) 2004 800 PRO X2 S04NY8CE
S04NY8CS
2004 800 Classic S04ND8CS (A) (B) 2004 800 PRO XR S04NZ8CS (A)
S04NZ8CE
S04NZ8CR
2004 Frontier Classic S04ND7DS (A) 2005 Indy 500 S05NB4BS
2004 Super Sport S04NE5BS
S04NP5BS (A)(B)
2005 340 Classic S05ND3AS
2004 500 XC SP S04NE5CS
S04NP5CS (A)(C)
2005 500 Classic S05ND4BS
2004 600 XC SP S04NE6ES
S04NP6ES (A)(C)
2005 550 Classic S05ND5BS
2004 700 XC SP S04NE7CS
S04NP7CS (C)
2005 600 Classic S05ND6ES
2004 800 XC SP S04NE8CS
S04NP8CS (C)
2005 Super Sport M10 S05NE5BS
2004 Trail RMK S04NJ5BS (A) 2005 Super Sport S05NP5BSA
2004 600 RMK S04NK6ES (A)(B)(C) 2005 500 XC SP M10 S05NE5CS
2004 700 RMK S04NK7CS (A)(B)(C)
S04NL7CS (A)(B)(C)
2005 500 XC SP S05NP5CS (A) (B)
2004 800 RMK S04NK8CS (A)(B)(C)
S04NL8CS (A)(B)(C)
S04NM8CS (A)(B)(C)
S04NM8CR
2005 600 XC SP M10 S05NE6ES
2004 600 Switchback S04NS6ES (C)(D) 2005 600 XC SP S05NP6ES (A)(B)
2004 700 Switchback S04NS7CS (C)(D) 2005 600 Switchback S05NS6ES (A)(B)
2004 800 Switchback S04NS8CS (C)(D) 2005 800 Switchback S05NS8CSA
2004 340 Touring S04NT3AE
S04NT3AS
2005 Trail RMK S05NJ5BS (A)
2004 Trail Touring S04NT5BE
S04NT5BS
2005 600 RMK S05NK6ES (A)
2004 600 Classic Touring S04NT6ES 2005 Indy 340 Touring S05NT3AS
2004 700 Classic Touring S04NT7CE
S04NT7CS
2005 Trail Touring Deluxe S05NT5BS
2004 800 Classic Touring S04NT8CE
S04NT8CS
2005 600 Touring S05NT6ES (A)(B)
2004 Sport Touring S04NU5BS 2005 800 Touring S05NT8CS
    2005 Frontier Touring S05NT7DS

Sold at: Polaris dealers sold these snowmobiles nationwide from July 1, 2003 through May 1, 2005 for between $4,099 and $9,999.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Free repair. Contact your Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule an appointment for the fuel neck reinforcement kit installation. If your Polaris dealership finds the filler neck cracked, your dealership has been instructed to replace the complete fuel tank assembly. Polaris has notified registered affected consumers directly about this recall.

Consumer Contact: Call Polaris at (800) 765-2747 between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight ET seven days a week, or log on to the company's Web site at www.polarisindustries.com

Picture of Recalled Snowmobile

Picture of Recalled Snowmobile