Polaris Recalls 2,580 Sleds
December 10, 2004
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Polaris Industries has announced a recall of approximately 2,580 units of its 900 Fusion and 900 RMK 151 snowmobiles sold nationwide from June 30, 2004 to October 7, 2004 for between $9,499 and $10,299.
Polaris says the fuel connections between the fuel line and the fuel pump and fuel filter can leak. Failure of the fuel connection can result in leaking fuel and a possible fire, which can result in severe injury or death. In addition, the drive shaft may have been incorrectly heat-treated, resulting in brittle drive shafts that could fail at lower loads than the shafts were originally designed to meet. Failure of the drive shaft can result in a loss of braking of the snowmobile and severe injury or death.
There have been no incidents or injuries reported.
The 2005 Polaris 900 Fusion and 900 RMK 151 snowmobiles with model numbers S05MP8DS(A)(B)(C) and S05PL8DSA are part of this recall. The model number is located on the vehicle identification tag located on the right side near the footrest. The 900 Fusion and 900 RMK 151 snowmobiles have either red/black or blue/silver/black seats with a red, black, or blue hood. “Fusion 900″ or “RMK 900” is prominently displayed on the sides of the body.
Polaris asks dealers to install fuel line connection clamps and a replacement drive shaft free of charge. Polaris has notified consumers directly about this recall. For more information, call Polaris at 800/765-2747.