Note: Phone Number Change.



March 29, 2005


Release # 05-558

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted 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: Bombardier DS650 ATVs

Units: 2,127

Manufacturer/Importer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., of Quebec, Canada

Distributor: BRP US Inc., of Sturtevant, Wisconsin

Hazard: The rear axle bearings may have not been sufficiently greased. This may cause a breaking of the bearing which could make the ATV unstable. The operator could lose control of the vehicle which could cause injury to the operator.

Incidents/Injuries: Bombardier has received one report of the rear axle bearing breaking leading to a loss of control. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Model year 2004 and 2005 Bombardier DS650 ATVs under model numbers 0003A5A00, 0003A5B00, 0003B5A00, 0003B5B00, 000799700, 000799500, 000771900, and 000771700 are part of this recall. The ATV model number identification decal is located on the right side of the frame, in front of the engine.

Manufactured in: Canada

Sold at: Bombardier dealers sold these ATVs nationwide from March 2004 through March 2005 for between $5,999 and $6,999.

Remedy: Free repair. Contact your Bombardier dealer to schedule an appointment to grease the rear axle bearings. Bombardier has notified consumers directly about this recall.

Consumer Contact: Call Bombardier at (888) 638-5397 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET everyday.

Picture of Recalled ATV