Note: Incidents/Injuries Change.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2005
Release # 05-575
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:
|Models||Model Numbers||Models||Model Numbers|
|2004 Indy 340||S04NB3AE
|2004 550 PRO X||S04NX5BE
|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
|2004 600 Classic||S04ND6ES (A)(B)||2004 700 PRO X2||S04NY7CE
|2004 700 Classic||S04ND7CS (A)||2004 800 PRO X2||S04NY8CE
|2004 800 Classic||S04ND8CS (A) (B)||2004 800 PRO XR||S04NZ8CS (A)
|2004 Frontier Classic||S04ND7DS (A)||2005 Indy 500||S05NB4BS|
|2004 Super Sport||S04NE5BS
|2005 340 Classic||S05ND3AS|
|2004 500 XC SP||S04NE5CS
|2005 500 Classic||S05ND4BS|
|2004 600 XC SP||S04NE6ES
|2005 550 Classic||S05ND5BS|
|2004 700 XC SP||S04NE7CS
|2005 600 Classic||S05ND6ES|
|2004 800 XC SP||S04NE8CS
|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)
|2005 500 XC SP||S05NP5CS (A) (B)|
|2004 800 RMK||S04NK8CS (A)(B)(C)
|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
|2005 Trail RMK||S05NJ5BS (A)|
|2004 Trail Touring||S04NT5BE
|2005 600 RMK||S05NK6ES (A)|
|2004 600 Classic Touring||S04NT6ES||2005 Indy 340 Touring||S05NT3AS|
|2004 700 Classic Touring||S04NT7CE
|2005 Trail Touring Deluxe||S05NT5BS|
|2004 800 Classic Touring||S04NT8CE
|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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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