Polaris Recalls 8,500 ATVs


In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Polaris is recalling certain 2009 and 2010 ATVs. Consumers should stop using the units unless otherwise instructed, the government says. About 8,500 units are affected.

According to the CPSC website, the front suspension ball joint step can separate from the steering knuckle and cause the rider to lose steering control.

Polaris has received 19 incident reports with no injuries.

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

The units, made in here in the U.S., were sold by dealers nationwide from February through November for between $7,500 and $10,800.

The government is instructing owners to contact a Polaris dealer for a free repair. Consumers are being sent a direct notice from Polaris.

Posted by Arlo Redwine