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Published: Tuesday, 11/6/2007

Polaris recalls 28,000 snowmobiles as fire hazard

Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn., is recalling about 28,000 snowmobiles manufactured in the U.S.

The fuel tank filler neck can crack and separate allowing fuel or fuel vapors to leak from the fuel tank. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.

The firm has received 1,048 reports of the filler neck cracking or leaking. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves certain model year 2004-2007 Polaris snowmobiles. The model number and serial number (VIN) identification decal is located on the right side of the tunnel underneath the seat.

The snowmobiles were sold by Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2003 through October 2007 for between $4,100 and $11,600.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact their Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule a free installation of a new fuel tank assembly. Polaris has directly notified registered consumers who have not already received a repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Polaris at (888) 704-5290 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm s Web site at www.polarisindustries.com

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