Polaris Industries, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled about 8,500 2009-10 ATVs due to a steering problem.

According to the CPSC, the front suspension ball joint stem can separate from the steering knuckle and cause the rider to lose steering control. Polaris has received 19 reports of incidents involving recalled ATVs. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves model year 2009 and 2010 Polaris Sportsman ATVs (models listed below) with certain VIN numbers. The ATVs were manufactured between January and August 2009 and sold at Polaris dealers from February 2009 through November 2009 for between $7,500 and $10,800. The VIN number and manufacture date are located on the right front of the ATV on the frame rail next to the front shock.

2009 Polaris Sportsman XP 850 EPS2009 Polaris Sportsman XP 850 EPS
Model Year Model Name
2009 Sportsman XP 550
2009 Sportsman XP 550 EPS
2010 Sportsman 550
2010 Sportsman X2 550
2010 Sportsman Touring 550
2009/2010 Sportsman XP 850
2009/2010 Sportsman XP 850 EPS
2010 Sportsman Touring 850

Consumers are asked to immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact their local Polaris dealer to determine if your model and VIN number are included in this recall and to schedule a free repair. Polaris is directly contacting registered owners about the recall.

For more information, contact Polaris toll-free at (888) 704-5290 or visit PolarisIndustries.com.

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