Polaris Industries, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, recently issued a recall for select Hawkeye model ATVs because of a possible steering post failure hazard.
The recall involves about 8,800 model year 2006 Hawkeye 2x4 and Hawkeye 4x4 ATVs.
The steering posts can break in the area where the handlebar attaches to the steering post. This can result in loss of steering control resulting in a crash and/or serious injury to the operator. Polaris has received three reports of steering post failure. No injuries have been reported.
Only certain model year 2006 Polaris Hawkeye ATVs produced prior to Jan. 23, 2006, are included in this recall. All serial number ranges of the Hawkeye 2x4 model number A06LB27AA and the Hawkeye 4x4 model number A06LD27AA/AB/AC are included. The serial number identification decal is located under the right-hand front fender and stamped on the lower portion of the frame behind the left front wheel.
The affected products were sold at Polaris dealerships nationwide from August 2005-April 2007 for $3,900-$4,700.