Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minnesota, has recalled about 700 more Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles. As you may know, about 95,000 of the ATVs have been recalled previously. The ATVs can have defective Electronic Control Modules (ECM) that overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to riders. Since the recall expansion announced in February 2008, Polaris has received four more reports of ECMs melting and two reports of smoke or fire contained to the ECM. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves the Polaris ATVs with model year 2004 and model numbers listed below that have been serviced for electrical problems and received a defective EMC during service work. The ATVs were sold under market names Scrambler 500 and Sportsman 400, 500, or 6 x 6. Consumers should disconnect the negative (black) battery cable from the battery when the ATV is not in use. Consumers should contact their local Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners received direct mail notification of this recall. To find out if your ATV is affected by this recall, contact Polaris toll-free at (888) 704-5290, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.polarisindustries.com.
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