Any ATV manufacturer can issue an ATV recall because their vehicles have been deemed unsafe for use. Defective ATVs and ATV components present serious threats to riders' health and safety. In fact, defective ATVs are responsible for hundreds of ATV accidents every year.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death in an ATV accident, it is crucial to confer with a qualified ATV accident attorney who can evaluate your case to determine if ATV defect was a factor and to determine who is liable for your accident. You may be able to seek compensation for your losses and suffering. Please contact us to learn more about ATV defects and recalls.
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Generally speaking, an ATV may be recalled anytime the product poses unacceptable safety risks to consumers. Some of the reasons that ATVs are recalled include:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Defective parts
- Loss of steering control
- Collision risks
- Fire hazards
- Loss of speed control
- High rollover risks
- Brake failure
- Suspension failure
- Mechanical hazards
- Accident risks
Recent ATV recalls
The following ATV recalls, arranged by manufacturer, have been issued since 2008. Keep in mind that many other ATV recalls were issued prior to 2008 and may affect your vehicle.
- Arctic Cat ATV recall of 2008 Youth Model (50 and 90 cc)-June 2008: These ATVs were recalled because the speed controller could fail to return to the idle position when the throttle lever is released, or the speed controller could fail to be at idle on start up. This could result in loss of vehicle control, posing the threat of serious injury or death to the rider.
- BRP recalls 2010 Can-Am® ATVs - December 2009: The dynamic power steering can fail, resulting in the sudden loss of steering control. This poses a risk of injury or death to riders.
- BRP recalls 2008-2009 Can-Am® Youth ATVs-October 2008: If the rider is ejected and the cord strap is pulled, the shutoff switch can fail to disable the engine. The ATV can operate uncontrolled, until the engine returns to idle. This could cause a collision with bystanders, vehicles or other objects. This poses a serious injury risks.
- Fushin USA recalls youth model ATVs-May 2009: These ATVs lack front brakes, a tire pressure gauge, and padding to cover sharp edges on the handlebars, which could pose serious injury risks to young riders.
- Honda recalls 2007-2008 TRX 420 Rancher ATVs-July 2008: If the ATV's rubber CV (constant velocity) boots is damaged, the joint will become contaminated and severe binding of the CV joints could occur, resulting in the sudden loss of steering control.
- Honda recalls 2008 Honda TRX500 ATVs-May 2008: The electric power steering shaft of the recalled ATVs could break unexpectedly, resulting in the rider's losing steering control.
- Honda recalls 2007 Honda TRX 500 ATVs-January 2008: Water can enter the throttle position sensor and freeze, causing permanent damage if the rider forces the throttle lever. This could cause the throttle to stick open.
- Kawasaki recalls 2008 KFX 50 and KFX 90 Youth ATVs- June 2008: The throttle can fail to return to the idle position when released or could fail to be at idle on start-up. This could result in loss of vehicle control.
- KTM North America recalls 2008 and 2009 ATVs 450 XC and SX and 525XC and SX-February 2009: The rear brake caliper support can crack and the front brake operation can experience a loss of pressure, posing a risk of the rider losing braking and steering control
- KYMCO recalls 2008 Mongoose Youth ATVs-June 2008: A manufacturing defect in the carburetor can cause the throttle to stick open and risking loss of speed control.
- KYMCO recalls 2006-2008 MXU 500 ATVs- January 2008: The pivot bolts holding the rear suspension onto the frame can become loose, causing the rear swing arm to detach from the chassis posing a risk of injury or death.
- Polaris recalls 2009-2010 Polaris ATVs-December 2009: The front suspension ball joint stem can separate from the steering knuckle and cause the rider to lose steering control
- Polaris recalls 2009 ATVS -July 2009: he 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.
- Polaris recalls 2004 Sportsman and Scrambler ATVs-June 2008: The ATVs can have defective Electronic Control Modules (ECM) that overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to riders
- Polaris recalls 2006 to 2008 "Outlaw IRS" ATVs-March 2008: A retention bolt can come loose causing the rear wheels to lock up, which poses a risk of serious injury.
- Polaris expands fire risk recall to 2005 and 2004 Sportsman and other ATVS-February 2008.
- SunL Group recalls SLA90 Youth ATVs-July 2008: The youth ATV lacks front brakes, a manual fuel shut-off, and padding to cover the sharp edges on the handlebar assembly. Additionally, the vehicle is sold without a tire pressure gauge or adequate flag pole bracket. The defects could lead to young drivers losing control of the ATVs.
- Yamaha recalls 2008 to 2010 Grizzly series ATVs-April 2010: The steering column support assembly can crack and cause the rider to lose steering control.
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