CPSC, Polaris Industries Inc. Announces Recall of Snowmobiles

October 14, 2005
Alert #06-503
 

 

CPSC, Polaris Industries Inc. Announces Recall of Snowmobiles

 

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily 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 Snowmobiles 

Units: About 16,640

Manufacturer/Importer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Hazard: The fuel tank filler neck on these snowmobiles can crack. A crack in the filler neck area may cause the filler neck to separate from the fuel tank. A crack or filler neck separation may allow fuel or fuel vapors to escape from the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description:The recall involves all model year 2005 900 Fusion, 900 RMK, 900 Switchback snowmobiles, and select model year 2006 600HO Fusion / RMK / Switchback, 900 Fusion / RMK / Switchback, FS Classic / Touring, and FST Classic / Touring / Switchback snowmobiles. The model and serial number (VIN) identification decal is located on the right-side of the tunnel underneath the seat. See affected model table below.

Model Number of Affected Snowmobiles:

ModelModel Number

2005 900 Fusion

 

S05MP8DS (A)(B)(C)

 

2005 900 RMK

 

S05PL8DS (A)(B)(C)(D)
S05PM8DS (A)(B)
S05PN8DS
S05PN8DE

 

2005 900 Switchback

 

S05PS8DS

 

2006 600 HO Fusion

 

S06MP6FS (A)(B)
S06MC6FS
S06ME6FS

 

2006 600 HO RMK

 

S06PK6FS (A)

 

2006 600 HO Switchback

 

S06PS6FS (A)

 

2006 900 Fusion

 

S06MP8DS (A)(B)

 

2006 900 RMK

 

S06PL8DS (A)(B)
S06PM8DS (A)
S06PN8DS (A)
S06PR8DS

 

2006 900 Switchback

 

S06PS8DS (A)

 

2006 FS Classic

 

S06PD7ES

 

2006 FS Touring

 

S06PT7ES

 

2006 FST Classic

 

S06PD7FS

 

2006 FST Touring

 

S06PT7FS

 

2006 FST Switchback

 

S06PS7FS

 

Sold at: Polaris dealers sold these snowmobiles nationwide from August 2004 through September 2005 for between $7,899 and $11,599.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately. Polaris has notified registered affected consumers directly about this recall. Contact your Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule an appointment for the fuel neck reinforcement kit installation.

Consumer Contact: Call Polaris at (800) 765-2747 between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET any day, or log on to the company’s Web site at www.polarisindustries.com

 

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