By Gerard Rossman
Polaris has issued a recall bulletin (A-22-04) for 2021 to 2023 model year all-terrain vehicles including the Sportsman 450 and Sportsman 570.
Polaris states, “a wiring harness may have been improperly assembled by the supplier and wires may contact the brake line and/or vehicle frame resulting in potential loss of front brakes and/or fire.”
Continuing to operate these vehicle could result in risk of serious injury, and owners are asked to not ride or use these ATVs until a recall has been completed.
As of the time of this bulletin’s release, Polaris has not produced a resolution for this recall procedure, writing “Polaris is currently evaluating a repair for this concern. At the time of availability, Polaris will notify dealers and reply to you by mail (and email if available).”
Once an update to the recall procedure has been announced to customers, those with affected vehicles are asked to locate their closest servicing Polaris dealer to perform the recall, at no cost to the consumer.
Vehicle owners are advised not to complete any repairs under this recall bulletin themselves, and are urged to have the recall repairs completed by an authorized and trained dealer.
Although Polaris does not release specific details for vehicle retail sales. the Sportsman ATV is among the top selling off-road vehicle line in the United States; additionally, Polaris reported record sales and earnings in 2021 at their yearly earnings analysis.
Details about the recall can be found on Polaris’s Product Safety Announcement website, where you can also lookup your vehicle status based on your VIN, or locate your nearest Polaris dealership.
Gerard Rossman is a journalist with Adrenaline Powersports Mag