Polaris Sportsman 570 ATV Recall Issued Due to Fuel Leak, Fire Risk
A recall has been issued for more than 25,000 Sportsman all-terrain vehicles (ATV), due to the risk that fuel may leak into the headlight pod, posing a fire and injury hazard to riders and passengers.
The Polaris Sportsman ATV recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on July 19, following at least 30 reported fuel leak problems, resulting in at least four fires after it entered the wiring of the headlights. To date, no injuries have been reported in relation to the recall or fire incidents.
According to the recall notice, the ATVs are equipped with fuel lines that are located near the headlight pod. In the event the fuel leaks from the lines into the headlight pod, the hot surface could become an ignition source for the fuel and start a fire.
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Included in the recall are an estimated 25,600 model year 2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 ATVs equipped with one of eight model numbers. Recalled ATVs are marked with model numbers A14MH57AA, A14MH57AD, A14MH57AC, A14MH5EAA, A14MH5EAJ, A14DH57AA, A14DH57AJ, or A14MH5EAC.
The vehicles were sold in a variety of colors and patterns including Bright White, Sage Green, Indy Red, and Pursuit Camo and are marked with the manufacturer name “Polaris” and brand name “Sportsman 570” on either the front grill or on the side panel.
The ATVs were manufactured in the United States under Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minnesota. They were distributed for sale throughout the U.S. to licensed Polaris dealers from April 2014 through May 2017 for between $6,500 and $7,700.
Customers are being asked to check their Sportsman ATV to verify if it is included in the recall, and to stop using the recalled models immediately. Customers should contact Polaris toll-free at 800-765-2747 or visit them online at www.polaris.com and navigate to the “Off Road Safety Recall” link for information on how to schedule a free repair.
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