New Polaris Recall: 11,560 Sleds
March 15, 2005
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Polaris Industries, Inc., Medina, Minn., is recalling approximately 11,560 snowmobiles the company says have a wiring harness that may be routed in a way that could disconnect the engine stop switch and the throttle safety switch connector.
Models include the 2005 Polaris 900 Fusion, 900 RMK and 900 Switchback with serial identification numbers S05PL8DSD, S05PM8DS(A)(B), S05PN8DS, S05PS8DS, S05MP8DS(A)(B)(C), S05PL8DS(A)(B)(C).
If the connector becomes unplugged, the engine stop and the throttle safety switches will no longer function, which could pose a possible crash hazard. However, Polaris says the keyed ignition switch will continue to function and will shut down the vehicle when the key is in the OFF position.
Polaris received one report of the switches becoming disconnected. No injuries have been reported.
Manufactured in the United States, the sleds were sold by Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2004 through February 2005 for between $8,882 and $10,999.
Polaris says it has notified consumers directly about this recall. Consumers are asked to contact a Polaris dealer to schedule an appointment to install a jumper wire and secure the existing wiring harness.