FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2004
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:
- Some Bombardier 2003 Traxter® MAX; 2004 Traxter, Traxter MAX, Quest and Quest MAX; 2005 Traxter 5SP, 5SP MAX, CVT and CVT MAX vehicles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
- Some John Deere Buck, Buck EX, Buck EXT, Trail Buck, Trail Buck EX and Trail Buck EXT, and Buck 500 Auto ATVs.
Units: About 23,000
Manufacturer/Importer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada. John Deere branded units were distributed by Deere & Company of Moline, Illinois.
Hazard: Front brake hose can be pulled out of its retaining brackets on either side of the ATV by foreign objects. This can cause the brake hose to wear by rubbing on the inner wheel or shock absorber spring seat, ultimately causing a brake fluid leak resulting in a complete loss of front braking capacity. This can lead to an increase in the braking distance and possible collision with bystanders, fixed objects, or other vehicles, causing serious injury or death.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The 2003, 2004, and 2005 year models of "Traxter," "Traxter MAX," and "Quest" Bombardier ATVs are involved in this recall. In addition, the 2005 year models of "Buck" and "Trail Buck" John Deere ATVs are involved in the recall. These 4-wheel ATVs are red, green, yellow, or black in color. Recalled models are listed in this table:
|BOMBARDIER model year||BOMBARDIER model names||BOMBARDIER model numbers
|2003||Traxter MAX||712, 7751, 7758|
|2004||Traxter & Traxter MAX Quest & Quest MAX||7762, 7763, 7764, 7766, 7767, 7768, 7769, 7772, 7774, 7776, 7777, 7778, 7784, 7792, 7793, 7796, 7903, 7909, 7911, 7912, 7913, 7914, 7916, 7917, 7919, 7920, 7921, 7922, 7923, 7924, 7925, 7927, 7940, 7944, 7950, 7952, 7953, 7955, 7957, 7959, 7962, 7976, 7977, 8117, 8128, 8129, 8132, 8133, 8134, 8135, 8140|
|2005||Traxter 5SP Traxter 5SP MAX Traxter CVT Traxter CVT MAX||1A5A, 1A5B, 1A5D, 1B5A, 1B5B, 1C5B, 1D5A, 1D5C, 1E5A, 1E5B, 1E5E, 1F5A, 1G5A, 1H5A, 1J5A, 1K5A, 1L5A, 1L5B, 1M5A, 1N5A, 1M5B, 1P5A, 1P5B, 1R5A, 1R5D, 1S5A, 1S5D, 1T5A, 1U5A|
|JOHN DEERE model year||JOHN DEERE model names||JOHN DEERE model numbers|
|2005||Buck||M0FGTA501001 through M0FGTA5021235|
|Buck EX||M0FFTA5010001 through M0FFTA5020929|
|Buck EXT||M0FGTD502001 through M0FGTD5021163|
|Trail Buck 500||M0GFVC5010001 through M0GFVC5020650
|Trail Buck 650||M0GGVD5010001 through M0GGVD5020775|
|Trail Buck 650 EX||M0GGVC501001 through M0GGVC5020775|
|Trail Buck 650 EXT||M0GKTA501001 through M0GKTA5020975|
|Buck 500 Auto||M0GKVC501001 through M0GKVC5021080|
- Bombardier dealers nationwide from October 2002 through September 2004 for $6,199 to $8,399.
- John Deere dealers nationwide from March 2004 through September 2004 for $6,499 to $7,799.
Manufactured In: Canada
Remedy: Free repair. Call a Bombardier or John Deere dealer to make an appointment to have your ATV repaired free of charge. Stop using your ATV until this repair is performed. All known owners of recalled ATVs have been notified.
Consumer Contact: Call Bombardier toll-free at (888) 864-2002 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or Call John Deere toll-free at (800) 537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.