FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2002
PRODUCT: Snowmobile - Polaris Industries Inc. of Medina, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 2,200 snowmobiles. Polaris model year 2002 PRO X snowmobiles with model numbers S02NX4CS (2002 440 Pro X Liquid), S02NX4CSR (2002 440 Rolling Chassis), S02NX4FS (2002 440 Pro X Fan), S02NX6ES (2002 600 Pro X), P03NX4FS (2003 440 Pro X Fan, pilot), PO3NX6ES (2003 600 Pro X, pilot) are part of this recall. The snowmobiles have red hoods and nose pans with white and blue graphics. The model number can be found on the right side of the tunnel, where the right foot is placed when seated on the snowmobile. Polaris dealers sold these snowmobiles in the Midwest from September 2001 through March 2002 for between $6000 and $9000. The snowmobiles were manufactured in the U.S.A.
PROBLEM: On all models the brake pad may separate from the backing plate which could cause brake failure. The brake pads will be replaced on all of the models. On model numbers S02NX4CS and S02NX4CSR the brake disc rivets may shear which could cause brake failure. On these models the brake disc and the brake pads will be replaced.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should contact a Polaris dealer to make arrangements to have the brake pads and/or disc replaced at no charge, depending on which model you have. Your dealer will have all necessary information on this recall. For assistance in locating a Polaris dealer you may call (800)-POLARIS between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. ET, Monday through Friday or 8 a.m. through 12 midnight on weekends or visit the Polaris website at www.polarisindustries.com.
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