Polaris Industries Expands Recall of ATVs Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn., yesterday expanded a voluntary recall of the Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). Consumers are advised to stop using recalled products immediately.

The recall involves about 95,000 units--45,000 units were recalled in June 2005--that can have defective Electronic Control Modules (ECM) that overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to riders.

Since the original recall, Polaris has received 372 additional reports of smoking and/or melted ECMs on the recalled ATVs, and 20 reports of fires, nine of which involved property damage beyond the ATV. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves select 2005 through 2006 model Polaris Sportsman and Scrambler 500 ATVs, sold nationwide from July 2004 through January 2008 for between $3,800 and $7,900. The model and serial numbers are printed on a decal attached to the front side of the radiator (Sportsman) or the top of the front cab cover (Scrambler 500). Serial numbers are permanently stamped into the left frame rail behind the left front wheel.

The recalled models are listed as follows:

Model Year Market Name Model Number
2004 SPRTSMN 500 A04CH50AO
2004 SPRTSMN 500 A04CH50AR
2004 SPRTSMN 500 A04CH50AS
2005 INT 500 HO A05MH50FB
2005 SCRMBLR 500 4X4 A05BG50AA
2005 SPRTSMN 400 A05MH42AB
2005 SPRTSMN 400 A05MH42AG
2005 SPRTSMN 400 A05MH42AH
2005 SPRTSMN 500 A05MH50AB
2005 SPRTSMN 500 A05MH50AC
2005 SPRTSMN 500 A05MH50AG
2005 SPRTSMN 500 A05MH50AH
2005 SPRTSMN 500 A05MH50AL
2005 SPRTSMN 500 A05MH50AT
2005 SPRTSMN 600 A05MH59AK
2005 SPRTSMN 600 A05MH59AN
2005 SPRTSMN 6X6 A05CL50AA
2005 SPRTSMN 6X6 MIL A05CL50MA
2005 SPRTSMN 700 A05MH68AD
2005 SPRTSMN 700 A05MH68AK
2005 SPRTSMN 700 A05MH68AN
2005 SPRTSMN 700 MIL A05MH68MB
2005 SPRTSMN MV7 A05MH68AP
2005 SPRTSMN MV7 A05MH68CA
2005 SPRTSMN MV7 A05MH68MA
2006 INT SPTSMAN 500 A06MH50FB
2006 SCRMBLR 500 4X4 A06BG50AA
2006 SPRTSMN 450 A06MH46AA
2006 SPRTSMN 450 A06MH46AC
2006 SPRTSMN 450 A06MH46AD
2006 SPRTSMN 450 A06MH46AF
2006 SPRTSMN 450 A06MH46AT
2006 SPRTSMN 500 A06MH50AA
2006 SPRTSMN 500 A06MH50AB
2006 SPRTSMN 500 A06MH50AD
2006 SPRTSMN 500 A06MH50AF
2006 SPRTSMN 6X6 A06CL50AA
2006 SPRTSMN 700 A06MH68AA
2006 SPRTSMN 700 A06MH68AD
2006 SPRTSMN 700 A06MH68AF

Consumers should disconnect the negative (black) battery cable from the battery when the ATV is not in use and contact their local Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners received direct mail notification of this recall.

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 www.polarisindustries.com.

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