CPSC, Polaris Industries Announce Recall of ATVs

January 13, 2003
Alert #03-517

CPSC, Polaris Industries Announce Recall of ATVs

PRODUCT: ATVs - Polaris Industries, Inc., of Medina, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 2,400 All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). Only Polaris model year 2003 Predator ATVs with model numbers A00GJ50AA and A00GJ50AB are part of this recall. The model number can be found on the lower left frame tube ahead of the engine. The ATVs have a red seat with grey and black chassis. "Predator" is prominently displayed on the right and left side of the front cab covering the fuel tank. Polaris dealers sold these ATVs nationwide from November through December 2002 for between $6,000 and $6,300. They were manufactured in the U.S.A.

PROBLEM: The mounting bolts on the front brake calipers were not tightened to the specified torque value. This may cause the bolts to loosen or fall out during operation, resulting in brake failure. This could result in severe injury or death.


WHAT TO DO: Consumers should contact their Polaris dealer to schedule an appointment. The dealer will apply the correct torque to the front brake caliper retaining bolts. For more information, contact Polaris at (800) 765-2747 between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. on weekends, or log on to the company's website at www.polarisindustries.com. Polaris has notified consumers directly about this recall.

Picture of Recalled ATV