Crash Hazard Prompts Polaris to Recall Sportsman All-Terrain Vehicles

The electronic power steering unit can malfunction, causing a crash risk

Crash Hazard Prompts Polaris to Recall Sportsman All-Terrain Vehicles
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April 17, 2017

Polaris is recalling roughly 3,800 Sportsman all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) due to a crash hazard.

The vehicles' electronic power steering unit can malfunction, causing a crash risk.

The affected vehicles include the 2017 Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000, and Scrambler 1000. They include Polaris printed on the front grill and Sportsman 450, Sportsman 570, Sportsman 850, Sportsman1000, or Scrambler 1000 on the side of the steering column.

The ATVs were sold in many colors at Polaris dealers across the country from September 2016 until March 2017 for between $6,900 and $13,300. The model number can be found on the cover of the fuel tank, and a full list of affected model numbers can be found in the official Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

To date, the company has gotten 15 reports of the electronic power steering unit malfunctioning. Although there have been no injuries reported, consumers are urged to stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and to contact Polaris to arrange a free repair. The company is directly contacting all purchasers of which it is aware.

For more information about this recall, consumers can reach Polaris at (800) 765-2747.