Polaris ATV Recall Expanded: 2004 Scrambler and Sportsman ATVs Pose Risk of Fire
Polaris Industries, Inc. has expanded a prior ATV recall to add about 700 more Scrambler and Sportsman vehicles from the 2004 model year. Over 95,000 Polaris ATVs have now been recalled due to a defective part that could overheat, posing a risk of fire and burns to riders. Since the last recall expansion in February 2008, Polaris has received additional reports of problems leading to the addition of these vehicles.
Polaris has received at least four reports of the Electronic Control Modules (ECM) in 2004 Scrambler and Sportsman ATV melting and two reports of smoke or fire relating to the ECM. Consumers have been advised to disconnect the negative (black) battery cable when the ATV is not being used, and to contact a dealer to schedule a repair.
The Polaris ATV recall applies to vehicles that have been serviced for electrical problems which were given a defective ECM during the repairs. The vehicles listed below have been recalled:
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- 2004 Scrambler 500 4×4 (Model A04BG50AA)
- 2004 Scrambler 500 (Model A04BG50FA)
- 2004 Sportsman 400 (Models A04CH42AQ, A04CH42AR, A04CH42AS, A04CH42AT, A04CH42AV, A04CH50AO, A04CH50AQ, A04CH50AR, A04CH50AS, A04CH50AT, A04CH50AV, A04CH50AQ, A04CH50AW, A04CH50AX)
- 2004 Sportsman 6×6 (Model A04CL50AA)
The model numbers are printed on a decal attached to the front side radiator or top of the front cab cover. The vehicles were sold between July 2004 and January 2008 for between $3,800 and $7,900 in the United States.
WillisSeptember 14, 2023 at 6:28 am
I have a 2004 Polaris Sportsman 400..I believe the EMC..is bad. It keeps flashing ..hot..and the fan says running even when the motor is not running..I have cleaned radiator.new temp .sencer. plenty of antifreeze flowing..hose is hot to water pump....I can't seem to find a EMC for this..will a Scrambler work?..it looks the same as I have . There is a code coming up on screen..I think it is .2664[Show More]I have a 2004 Polaris Sportsman 400..I believe the EMC..is bad. It keeps flashing ..hot..and the fan says running even when the motor is not running..I have cleaned radiator.new temp .sencer. plenty of antifreeze flowing..hose is hot to water pump....I can't seem to find a EMC for this..will a Scrambler work?..it looks the same as I have . There is a code coming up on screen..I think it is .2664..not sure at this time..or where can I find the codes for this..thanks
ALISONDecember 15, 2021 at 9:58 pm
No dealership will work on my 2004 quad even though there are recalls
mikeDecember 29, 2010 at 8:58 pm
who can i contact to sue polaris over these parts burning up they willnot replace these parts i have been dealing with the local dealer for 7 months now
ColterMay 17, 2010 at 2:22 am
I bought a 2005 polaris scrambler new the exaust smells like oil may be leaking into it also it has a greyish smoke sometimes.. since i bought it used can i still get the recall?
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