Polaris is recalling about 95,000 ATVs because of defective Electronic Control Modules (ECM) that overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to riders. The company recalled about 45,000 units for the same issue three years ago.
This recall involves select 2005 through 2006 model Polaris Sportsman and Scrambler 500 ATVs sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2004 through January 2008 for between $3,800 and $7,900.
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.
Polaris says owners should disconnect the negative (black) battery cable from the battery when the ATV is not in use and contact their local Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners received direct mail notification of this recall.