July 22, 2009
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: 2009 Model Year Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Units: About 4,700
Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Hazard: The valve assembly can fail in freezing temperatures, causing oil to leak into the exhaust system. This could pose a fire and burn hazard to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of the valve assembly failing in freezing temperatures, resulting in three small fires. Minor fire damage to air boxes, ignition coils and the seat were reported.
Description: This recall involves the Polaris ATVs with model year 2009. The ATVs were sold under market names Sportsman ESP XP 850 and Sportsman XP 850 ATVs. The model and serial number identification decal is located on the left side of the machine on the frame rail below the front fender. The following models are being recalled:
|Market Name||Model Number||Market Name||Model Number|
|Sportsman ESP XP 850||A09ZX85AG||Sportsman XP 850||A09ZN85AL|
|Sportsman ESP XP 850||A09ZX85AL||Sportsman XP 850||A09ZN85AQ|
|Sportsman ESP XP 850||A09ZX85AQ||Sportsman XP 850||A09ZN85AS|
|Sportsman ESP XP 850||A09ZX85AR||Sportsman XP 850||A09ZN85AT|
|Sportsman ESP XP 850||A09ZX85AS||Sportsman XP 850||A09ZN85AX|
|Sportsman ESP XP 850||A09ZX85AX||Sportsman XP 850||A09ZN8XAL|
|Sportsman ESP XP 850||A09ZX8XAG||Sportsman XP 850||A09ZN8XAQ|
|Sportsman ESP XP 850||A09ZX8XAL||Sportsman XP 850||A09ZN8XAS|
|Sportsman ESP XP 850||A09ZX8XAQ||Sportsman XP 850||A09ZN8XAX|
|Sportsman ESP XP 850||A09ZX8XAR|
|Sportsman ESP XP 850||A09ZX8XAS|
|Sportsman ESP XP 850||A09ZX8XAX|
Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from September 2008 through June 2009 for about $9000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the ATV in sub-freezing temperatures and contact their local Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have received direct mail notification of this recall if they are likely to experience consistently sub-freezing temperatures.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Polaris toll-free at (888) 704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.polarisindustries.com
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