September 22, 2004
Bombardier and Deere & Company are recalling about 23,000 ATVs because of the possibility of sudden brake failure.

The front brake hose can be pulled out of its retaining brackets on either side of the ATV by foreign objects. This can cause the brake hose to wear by rubbing on the inner wheel or shock absorber spring seat, ultimately causing a brake fluid leak resulting in a complete loss of front braking capacity.

Affected units are:

• Some Bombardier 2003 Traxter MAX; 2004 Traxter, Traxter MAX, Quest and Quest MAX; 2005 Traxter 5SP, 5SP MAX, CVT and CVT MAX vehicles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
• Some John Deere Buck, Buck EX, Buck EXT, Trail Buck, Trail Buck EX and Trail Buck EXT, and Buck 500 Auto ATVs.

The 2003, 2004, and 2005 year models of Traxter, Traxter MAX, and Quest Bombardier ATVs are involved in this recall. In addition, the 2005 year models of Buck and Trail Buck John Deere ATVs are involved in the recall. These 4-wheel ATVs are red, green, yellow, or black in color. Recalled models are listed in this table:

BOMBARDIER model yearBOMBARDIER model namesBOMBARDIER model numbers
2003Traxter MAX712, 7751, 7758
2004Traxter & Traxter MAX Quest & Quest MAX 7762, 7763, 7764, 7766, 7767, 7768, 7769, 7772, 7774, 7776, 7777, 7778, 7784, 7792, 7793, 7796, 7903, 7909, 7911, 7912, 7913, 7914, 7916, 7917, 7919, 7920, 7921, 7922, 7923, 7924, 7925, 7927, 7940, 7944, 7950, 7952, 7953, 7955, 7957, 7959, 7962, 7976, 7977, 8117, 8128, 8129, 8132, 8133, 8134, 8135, 8140
2005Traxter 5SP Traxter 5SP MAX Traxter CVT Traxter CVT MAX 1A5A, 1A5B, 1A5D, 1B5A, 1B5B, 1C5B, 1D5A, 1D5C, 1E5A, 1E5B, 1E5E, 1F5A, 1G5A, 1H5A, 1J5A, 1K5A, 1L5A, 1L5B, 1M5A, 1N5A, 1M5B, 1P5A, 1P5B, 1R5A, 1R5D, 1S5A, 1S5D, 1T5A, 1U5A
JOHN DEERE model yearJOHN DEERE model namesJOHN DEERE model numbers
2005BuckM0FGTA501001 through M0FGTA5021235
Buck EXM0FFTA5010001 through M0FFTA5020929
Buck EXT M0FGTD502001 through M0FGTD5021163
Trail Buck 500M0GFVC5010001 through M0GFVC5020650
Trail Buck 650M0GGVD5010001 through M0GGVD5020775
Trail Buck 650 EX M0GGVC501001 through M0GGVC5020775
Trail Buck 650 EXTM0GKTA501001 through M0GKTA5020975

Buck 500 Auto

M0GKVC501001 through M0GKVC5021080

Sold at:

  • Bombardier dealers nationwide from October 2002 through September 2004 for $6,199 to $8,399.
  • John Deere dealers nationwide from March 2004 through September 2004 for $6,499 to $7,799.

The recalled units were sold at Bombardier dealers nationwide from October 2002 through September 2004 for $6,199 to $8,399 and at John Deere dealers nationwide from March 2004 through September 2004 for $6,499 to $7,799.

Consumers should aall a Bombardier or John Deere dealer to make an appointment to have your ATV repaired free of charge. Stop using your ATV until this repair is performed. All known owners of recalled ATVs have been notified.

Call Bombardier toll-free at (888) 864-2002 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or Call John Deere toll-free at (800) 537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

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