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In the second Polaris recall of the month, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Polaris Industries Inc recalled 4,700 2009 Model Year Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). The valve assembly can fail in freezing temperatures, causing oil to leak into the exhaust system. This could pose a fire and burn hazard to the rider..

This recall involves the Polaris ATVs with model year 2009. The ATVs were sold under market names Sportsman ESP XP 850 and Sportsman XP 850 ATVs. The model and serial number identification decal is located on the left side of the machine on the frame rail below the front fender. The following models are being recalled:

Market Name Model Number Market Name Model Number
Sportsman ESP XP 850 A09ZX85AG Sportsman XP 850 A09ZN85AL
Sportsman ESP XP 850 A09ZX85AL Sportsman XP 850 A09ZN85AQ
Sportsman ESP XP 850 A09ZX85AQ Sportsman XP 850 A09ZN85AS
Sportsman ESP XP 850 A09ZX85AR Sportsman XP 850 A09ZN85AT
Sportsman ESP XP 850 A09ZX85AS Sportsman XP 850 A09ZN85AX
Sportsman ESP XP 850 A09ZX85AX Sportsman XP 850 A09ZN8XAL
Sportsman ESP XP 850 A09ZX8XAG Sportsman XP 850 A09ZN8XAQ
Sportsman ESP XP 850 A09ZX8XAL Sportsman XP 850 A09ZN8XAS
Sportsman ESP XP 850 A09ZX8XAQ Sportsman XP 850 A09ZN8XAX
Sportsman ESP XP 850 A09ZX8XAR
Sportsman ESP XP 850 A09ZX8XAS
Sportsman ESP XP 850 A09ZX8XAX

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATV’s in sub-freezing temperatures and contact their local Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris has notified registered consumers directly about this recall. For additional information, contact (888) 704-5290 or visit the firm’s Web site at

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.


  1. Gravatar for Daniel 8791

    Goodness gracious, Polaris is having a rougher month than even the Twins or Red Sox ! Good to hear though that they caught this problem before the rapdily oncoming cold weather season. Good job again Mike, on keeping up on the major local and national recalls.

  2. Gravatar for Mike Bryant

    Thanks, and yes this has been a tough month in many ways. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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