In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Polaris Industries has voluntarily recalled 95,000 ATVs, the CPSC reported Feb. 14. The 95,000 ATVs include 45,000 the company recalled June 2005.
The machines can have defective Electronic Control Modules (ECM) that overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to riders. Since the original recall announced in June 2005, Polaris has received 372 additional reports of smoking and/or melted ECMs on the recalled ATVs, and 20 reports of fires, nine of which involved property damage beyond the ATV. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves select 2005 through 2006 model Polaris Sportsman and Scrambler 500 ATVs. The model and serial numbers are printed on a decal attached to the front side of the radiator for Sportsman models and on the top of the front cab cover for the Scrambler 500. Serial numbers are permanently stamped into the left frame rail behind the left front wheel. The recalled models are listed on the CPSC’s Web site, www.cpsc.gov.
ATVs involved in the recall were sold at Polaris dealerships nationwide from July 2004-January 2008 for $3,800-$7,900.