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    Product: Polaris 900 Fusion, 900 RMK and 900 Switchback Snowmobiles

    Units: about 7,800

    Manufacturer/Importer: Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn.

    Hazard: There are 3 seperate issues involved in this safety recall:

    - Front Suspension Spindle -
    The nut that fastens the upper control arm ball joint to the suspension spindle can loosen. If this occurs, continued operation could allow the spindle to break and release the upper control arm, posing a risk of loss of control of vehicle.

    - Fuel Tank Chafing -
    The fuel tanks can contact the chassis along the bulkheads leading to wear onthe tank walls. This could pose a fuel leakage hazard.

    - Gasket -
    The gasket sealing the fuel pump assembly to the tank can develop cracks. This poses a risk of fuel leakage and fire hazard.

    Incidents / Injuries: 32 reports of spindle damage and two of fuel leaks. No injuries or property damage.

    Recall Description: The recall includes model year 2005 Polaris snowmobiles with the following model numbers:
    S05PL8DSD, S05PM8DS(A)(B), S05PN8DS, S05PS8DS, S05PM8DS(A)(B)(C), S05PL8DS(A)(B)(C).
    The snowmobile model and serial number identification decal is located on the right-front side decal of the tunnel. The serial number is permanently stamped into the tunnel and the model number is embossed on the decal.

    Sold at: Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2004 through June 2005 for between $8,882 and $10,999

    Manufactured in: United States

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the snowmobile and contact their Polaris dealer for a free repair.

    Consumer Contact: For more information contact Polaris toll-free at (800) 765-2747 between 8 am and midnight
    Last edited by rotalaris; 12-29-2005, 05:10 PM.
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