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Polaris Recalls Sportsman ATVs

Wed, Jan/13/2010

Polaris Industries is recalling about 8,500 ATVs from the 2009-2010 model years. The front suspension ball joint stem can separate from the steering knuckle and cause the rider to lose steering control, posing a risk of injury or death to riders.
Polaris has received 19 reports of incidents involving the recalled ATVs. No injuries have been reported.

his recall involves model year 2009 and 2010 Polaris Sportsman ATVs (models listed below) with certain VIN numbers. The ATVs were manufactured between January and August 2009. The VIN number and manufacture date are located on the right front of the ATV on the frame rail next to the front shock.

Model Year Model Name 2009Sportsman XP 550 2009Sportsman XP 550 EPS 2010Sportsman 550 2010Sportsman X2 550 2010Sportsman Touring 550 2009/2010Sportsman XP 850 2009/2010Sportsman XP850 EPS 2010Sportsman Touring 850

Polaris dealers nationwide sold the ATVs from February 2009 through November 2009 for between $7,500 and $10,800. They were made in the United States.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact their local Polaris dealer to determine if your model and VIN number are included in this recall and to schedule a free repair. Polaris is directly contacting registered owners about the recall.
For additional information, contact Polaris toll-free at (888) 704-5290 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at www.polarisindustries.com. - end -