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More than 4,500 ATVs recalled

July 23, 2009
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In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Polaris Industries voluntarily recalled 4,700 ATVs due to a fire hazard, according to the CPSC.

The recall includes the Polaris model year 2009 Sportsman ESP XP 850 and Sportsman XP 850. On the vehicles, the valve assembly can fail in freezing temperatures, causing oil to leak into the exhaust system. This could pose a fire and burn hazard to the rider, stated the CPSC.

There have been six reports of the valve assembly failing in freezing temperatures, resulting in three small fires. Minor fire damage to air boxes, ignition coils and the seat were reported, according to the CPSC.

The model and serial number identification decal is located on the left side of the machine on the frame rail below the front fender.

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