September 14, 2004
Name of Product: “Predator 500” all-terrain vehicles
Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.
Hazard: The front brake lines can crack and leak brake fluid, possibly resulting in loss of braking capability. This could result in severe injury or death.
Description: The recall includes “Predator 500” ATVs from model years 2003 and 2004 with these model numbers: A03GJ50AA, A03GJ50AB, A03GJ50AS, A03GJ50CA, A04GJ50AA, A04GJ50AB, A04GJ50AC, and A04GJ50AD. The model number is on the lower left frame tube ahead of the engine. “Predator” is prominently displayed on the right and left side of the front cab covering the fuel tank. The ATVs have red, blue, gray or black front and rear cabs.
Sold at: Polaris dealers sold these ATVs nationwide from November 2002 through February 2004 between approximately $6,000 and $6,500.
Manufactured In: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should contact their Polaris dealer to schedule an appointment for free inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Polaris toll-free at (800) POLARIS
(765-2747) between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight (ET) seven days a week, or log
on to their Web site at www.polarisindustries.com. Polaris notified
consumers directly about this recall.