NOTE: This recall has been expanded (on June 24, 2005) to include several additional models, affecting about 45,000 additional units. Click here to see the expanded recall.
CPSC, Polaris Industries Announces Recall of Select Model Year 2004.5 and 2005 Sportsman and 2005 Model Year Scrambler ATVs
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: Polaris 2004.5 ‘Sportsman 500,' 2005 ‘Sportsman 400,' ‘Sportsman 500,' ‘Sportsman 600,' ‘Sportsman 700,' and 2005 ‘Scrambler 500'
Units: About 14,882
Manufacturer/Importer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Hazard: Some 2004.5 and 2005 Model Year Sportsman and 2005 Model Year Scrambler 500 ATVs were assembled with possibly defective Electronic Control Modules (ECM) which may fail and overheat. If this were to occur, excessive heat could cause a fire, possibly resulting in serious injury or death. Affected units can be verified by comparing the last six digits of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the serial number range in bold type below. NOTE: Not all 2004.5 and 2005 vehicles are affected. Please review the affected unit table below.
Incidents/Injuries: Polaris has received 26 reports of the ECM overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: Only select model year Polaris ATVs are part of this recall. The Sportsman ATV model and serial number identification decal is located on the right front side of the front radiator covering. The Scrambler 500 ATV model and serial number identification decal is located on top of the front cab cover. The VIN, or serial number is permanently stamped into the left frame rail behind the left front wheel of all Polaris ATVs.
|Model(s) Affected||Model Number(s)||Serial Number Range - (last six numbers of VIN)
|2004.5 Sportsman 500
|2005 Sportsman 400
||4XAMH42A*5A 354270-354759, 360481-360630
4XAMH42A*5A 353730-354269, 360631-360780
4XAMH42A*5B 411593-411832, 413068-413137
|2005 Sportsman 500
|4XAMH50A*5A 350562-351321, 355431-355580, 359016-359730, 362935-362979
4XAMH50A*5B 407877-408216, 411873-411912, 415275-416014, 417015-417299
4XAMH50A*5A 355581-355835, 358431-358715, 359831-360290
4XAMH50A*5B 411913-412207, 415350-415419, 416015-416279, 417315-417614, 418310
4XAMH50A*5A 350342-351590, 355280-355430, 358716-359790
4XAMH50A*5B 408217-408556, 411833-411872, 415200-415274, 416280-416564, 417615-418114
4XAMH50A*5A 350782-351051, 355130-355279, 359231-359630, 362765-363854
4XAMH50A*5B 412208-412332, 415420-415754, 416715-417014, 418510-418704
|2005 Sportsman 600
|2005 Sportsman 700
|4XAMH68A*5A 349720-349789, 351776-352060, 353253-353487, 356181-356390
4XAMH68A*5A 360901-361245, 362707-362764, 363575-363646
4XAMH68A*5A 349130-349719, 351591-351775, 353488-353729, 355836-356180
4XAMH68A*5A 360781-360900, 361286-361545, 362582-362706
|2005 Scrambler 500
||4XABG50A*52 523011-523889, 527617-528602
||*=Check Digit. This could be either a letter or a number
Sold at: Polaris dealers sold these ATVs nationwide from August 2004 through February 2005 for between $5,999 and $7,299.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Free repair. Contact your Polaris ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for ECM replacement. 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 everyday, or log on to the company's Web site at www.polarisindustries.com
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