Polaris expands recall of ATVs because of fire hazard

In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Polaris Industries recalled about 700 ATVs in addition to an estimated 95,000 that were previously recalled, according to the CPSC.

The ATVs might have defective electronic control modules that overheat, causing a fire and burn hazard to riders. Since the first recall in February, there have been four more reports of electronic control modules melting and two reports of smoke or fire contained to the electronic control module. No injuries have been reported.

The ATVs affected are the 2004 model year with the market names Scrambler 500 and Sportsman 400, 500 and 6×6. The model number is printed on a decal attached to the front side of the radiator (Sportsman) or the top of the front cab cover (Scrambler 500). The ATVs were sold nationally between July 2004 and January for $3,800-$7,900. Registered owners were sent a direct mail notification of the recall.

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