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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 11:46 AM 02/14/08 (CST)
Thought I'd post this in case there are any Polaris ATV riders here. It's from today's Star Tribune.

Warning: 'Stop immediately' riding Polaris ATVs that are being recalled
By PAUL WALSH pwalsh@startribune.com

February 14, 2008

Nearly 100,000 Polaris all-terrain vehicles are being subjected to a voluntary recall because of electronic control modules on some models of its ATVs that can overheat and risk starting a fire and burning riders, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said today.

Consumers should "stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed," the commission said in a notice issued today.

The recall has the cooperation of Polaris Industries Inc., based in Medina, the commission said.

The electronic control module controls the ignition and fuel injection.

A similar recall was issued in 2005, covering 45,000 of the ATVs. Since that recall, Polaris has received 372 additional reports of smoking and/or melted modules on the recalled ATVs, and 20 reports of fires, nine of which involved property damage beyond the ATV. No injuries have been reported.

According to the commission:

The recall involves select 2005 and 2006 model Polaris Sportsman and Scrambler 500 ATVs. The model and serial numbers are printed on a decal attached to the front of the radiator (Sportsman) or the top of the front cab cover (Scrambler 500). Serial numbers are permanently stamped into the left frame rail behind the left front wheel.

Polaris dealers nationwide have sold them from mid-2004 through last month for between $3,800 and $7,900.

The commission advises consumers to disconnect the negative (black) cable from the battery when the ATV is not in use and then contact a Polaris dealer for a free repair. Registered owners received direct mail notification of this recall.

For more information, call Polaris at 1-888-704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Friday, or visit www.polarisindustries.com.

Polaris has been making snowmobiles since 1954. Its all-terrain vehicles followed in 1985.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482




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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 12:41 PM 02/14/08 (CST)
Thanks for the post, Da Beak!




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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 12:41 PM 02/14/08 (CST)
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 12:42 PM 02/14/08 (CST)
Thanks, Da BEak!



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 03:00 PM 02/14/08 (CST)
Good job, BigBite.

Thanks for the update, Da Beak!


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 06:39 AM 02/15/08 (CST)
I bought my wife a 2004.5 sportsman 400 in the fall of 2004. We had problems with it from the get go. It had been back to the Polaris dealer several times for repairs. Last summer it started up again so I took it to an ATV repair shop(not a dealer). $500.00 later they said the ECM was bad and had to order one. When they got the new one it was half the size of the one. It came with special instructions on how to mount it to the ATV. The guy told me any thing this new should be the same part and that they(Polaris) must of had issue's with these ECM's for them to redesign them. My ATV does not fall into the recall, but I will be sending them a letter and see if I can get some dollars back from them. frown smiley

I guess the bottom line is the machine runs great now!
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