Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd — Polaris youth quad bikes and parts for these models (extended recall)
What are the defects?
Certain parts in the affected quad bikes (and some of these parts sold as spare parts) may contain asbestos.
The importation of asbestos or goods containing asbestos into Australia has been prohibited under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 since 31 December 2003.
What are the hazards?
Available information indicates that these quad bikes do not pose a measurable health risk through normal use.
Consumers should not perform any maintenance, repairs or modifications on these quad bikes that may contact or disturb the bike parts that may contain asbestos - brake parts, gaskets, clutch carrier and heat shield washers, secondary sheave, cylinder head and engine, depending on the vehicle.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should not perform any maintenance or repairs on these quad bikes that involves contacting or disturbing any potentially affected parts, as outlined in the 'Product Description' section above.
Owners will be contacted about this recall by a letter to their Polaris-registered address.
Owners of vehicles other than the Ace 150 and RZR 170 should contact their nearest authorised Polaris dealer to make an appointment to have any parts that potentially contain asbestos replaced with parts that do not contain asbestos, free of charge. This excludes replacement of the clutch carrier, gaskets, secondary sheave, cylinder head, cylinder breather gasket and engine in these vehicles, which will be replaced free of charge when normal in-service replacement of these parts is required. Ace 150 and RZR 170 vehicles will be repaired free of charge when normal in-service replacement of the affected parts is required.
Further information is available by phoning the Polaris Customer Service Department on 1800 982 593 or visiting www.polarisindustries.com.au
Your nearest Polaris dealer can be located using the search available at https://www.polaris.com/en-au/atv-ranger-rzr/dealer-locator
Authorised Polaris dealers
- 1 January 2000 - 19 June 2017
Recall advertisements and supporting documentation
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.