September 14, 2004

Alert #04-580


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

Name of Product: "Predator 500" all-terrain vehicles

Units: 18,500

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

Hazard: The front brake lines can crack and leak brake fluid, possibly resulting in loss of braking capability. This could result in severe injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received reports of cracked and leaking front brake lines on at least 127 units, with no reported injuries.

Description: The recall includes "Predator 500" ATVs from model years 2003 and 2004 with these model numbers: A03GJ50AA, A03GJ50AB, A03GJ50AS, A03GJ50CA, A04GJ50AA, A04GJ50AB, A04GJ50AC, and A04GJ50AD. The model number is on the lower left frame tube ahead of the engine. "Predator" is prominently displayed on the right and left side of the front cab covering the fuel tank. The ATVs have red, blue, gray or black front and rear cabs.

Sold at: Polaris dealers sold these ATVs nationwide from November 2002 through February 2004 between approximately $6,000 and $6,500.

Manufactured In: U.S.A.

Remedy: Consumers should contact their Polaris dealer to schedule an appointment for free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Polaris toll-free at (800) POLARIS (765-2747) between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight (ET) seven days a week, or log on to their Web site at Polaris notified consumers directly about this recall.

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