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Polaris Expands ATV Recall

Polaris Expands ATV Recall

June 25, 2005

Polaris is expanding an earlier recall, adding the following models: Polaris Model Year 2004.5 Sportsman 500, Model Year 2005 Sportsman 400, Sportsman 500, Sportsman 600, Sportsman 700, Sportsman 6x6, 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 AffectedModel 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)

A05M

H68(CA)

4XAMH68C*5A 353612 - 353618
4XAMH68C*5P 461037, 461039

2005

Sportsman

6X6

A05C

L50(AA)

4XACL50A*54 549671 - 558303, 796545 - 799527

2005

SCRAMBLER

500

A05B

G50(AA)

4XABG50A*52 523011 - 523889, 527617 - 528865, 529468
4XABG50A*54 554662 - 558475, 796577 - 799530

2005

Trail Boss

330

A05C

A32(AA)

4XACA32A*5B 410751 - 413970
4XACA32A*52 532233 - 541659, 751061 - 757439
4XACA32A*54 550569 - 558765

A05CA3

2(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

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

Consumers should 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

 

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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