THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND POLARIS INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCE EXPANDED RECALL OF SELECT MODEL YEAR 2004.5 AND 2005 ATVs FOR FIRE HAZARD

The CPSC and Polaris Industries of Medina, Minnesota, announced the voluntary product safety recall of an additional 45,000 Polaris All Terrain Vehicles made in the United States. Customers should stop using the product immediately.
 
This expansion of the 15,000 Polaris ATV recall announced on May 3, 2005 includes several additional models, affecting about 45,000 additional units.
The models involved in this expanded recall are: Polaris Model Year 2004.5 Sportsman 500, Model Year 2005 Sportsman 400, Sportsman 500, Sportsman 600, Sportsman 700, Sportsman 6×6, Scrambler 500, Trail Boss and Magnum 330 ATVs.

Some 2004.5 and 2005 Model Year Sportsman, Scrambler 500 ATVs, Trail Boss and Magnum 330 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.

Polaris has received 68 reports of the ECM overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Only select model year Polaris ATVs are part of this recall. The Sportsman ATV model and serial number identification decal is located on the 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 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), or serial number is also permanently stamped into the left frame rail behind the left front wheel of all Polaris ATVs. Affected units can be verified by comparing the last six digits of the VIN to the serial number range in bold typed below. NOTE: Not all 2004.5 and 2005 model year vehicles are affected. Please review the affected unit table below.
 
Models Affected    Model Number(s)    Serial Number Range

2004.5 SPORTSMAN 500    A04CH50(AO)(AR)(AS)    4XACH50A*4A 347719 – 348073
        4XACH50A*4B 407412 – 407876

2005 SPORTSMAN 400    A05MH42(AB)(AG)(AH)    4XAMH42A*5A 343374 – 343413, 353730 – 355129, 360331 – 360780, 373808 – 374327,379785 – 380385, 600801 – 602060, 609261 – 610515
        4XAMH42A*5B 411353 – 415199, 418895 – 427514, 430095 – 430634, 675596 – 676621, 679861 – 680700

2005 SPORTSMAN 500    A05MH50(AB)(AC)(AG)(AH)(AL)    4XAMH50A*5A 343334 – 343373, 350342 – 351590, 355130 – 355835, 358431 – 360330,362765 – 365588, 373208 – 373807, 378452 – 380569, 600301 – 600800, 605111 – 606260, 609111 – 609665, 612059 – 612811
        4XAMH50A*5B 404297 – 404796, 407877 – 408556, 411833 – 412332, 415200 – 431444, 675381 – 681370

2005 SPORTSMAN 600    A05MH59(AK)(AN)    4XAMH59A*5A 343286 – 343333, 349790 – 350341, 365589 – 366670, 372908 – 377872

2005 SPORTSMAN 700     A05MH68(AK)(AN)(AP)    4XAMH68A*5A 342736 – 343285, 349130 – 356390, 360781 – 377252, 604711 – 605110

(non -military application)    A05MH68(CA)    4XAMH68C*5A 353612 – 353618
        4XAMH68C*5P 461037, 461039

2005 Sportsman 6X6    A05CL50(AA)    4XACL50A*54 549671 – 558303, 796545 – 799527

2005 SCRAMBLER 500    A05BG50(AA)    4XABG50A*52 523011 – 523889, 527617 – 528865, 529468
        4XABG50A*54 554662 – 558475, 796577 – 799530

2005 Trail Boss 330    A05CA32(AA)    4XACA32A*5B 410751 – 413970
        4XACA32A*52 532233 – 541659, 751061 – 757439
        4XACA32A*54 550569 – 558765
    A05CA32(AB)    4XACA32A*54 551800 – 553997

2005 Magnum 330 2X4    A05CB32(AA)    4XACB32A*52 527107 – 529313, 537673 – 542424, 752671 – 753030
        4XACB32A*5B 405797 – 405846, 408757 – 409346, 413971 – 414270, 675331 – 679450

2005 Magnum 330 4X4    A05CD32(AA)(AB)(AC)    4XACD32A*52 521885 – 522981, 528132 – 529815, 532671 – 541374
        4XACD32A*5B 405847 – 405896, 409347 – 410750, 414271 – 414534, 431445 – 431756, 675001 – 679051

The ATVs were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2004 through February 2005 for between $3,799 and $7,699.

Affected customers should contact Polaris for a free repair. Contact your Polaris ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for ECM replacement. Polaris has notified registered affected consumers directly about this recall.

For additional information contact 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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