Safety Recall - 2009 Sportsman XP 850 - Crankcase Breather Valve Replacement

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Dear Polaris ATV Owner:
 
 
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Polaris Industries Inc. is voluntarily recalling 2009 Model Year Sportsman XP 850 & EPS XP 850 ATVs. Our records indicate that you are still the current registered owner of a potentially affected unit.
 
This letter is to notify you that Polaris has determined that for some 2009 Model Year Sportsman XP 850 & EPS XP 850 ATVs which are operated in sub-freezing temperatures for repeated, short-run periods of time, it is possible for excess moisture to collect and freeze in the outlet port of the crankcase ventilation valve assembly.
 
If this occurs, a restriction of crankcase ventilation to the air box could cause an increase of crankcase pressure leading to valve cover gasket displacement and leaking. If an oil leak at the valve cover were to occur, oil could contact the exhaust header pipe and create a fire hazard.
 
VEHICLES CURRENTLY BEING OPERATED AND EXPOSED TO SUB-FREEZING CONDITIONS SHOULD NOT BE OPERATED UNTIL THIS SAFETY BULLETIN HAS BEEN COMPLETED!
 
Your authorized Polaris ATV dealer has been issued Safety Bulletin ATV-09-01. This Safety Bulletin instructs your dealer to install a Crankcase Breather Kit, Polaris Part Number 2204191. Please contact an authorized Polaris ATV dealer immediately to arrange a time to have the repair performed to your ATV. This work will be performed at no charge to you.
 
This notice was mailed to you according to our most current registration information. While your Polaris ATV dealer is in the best position to answer your questions, if you have any questions your dealer cannot address, you may call our Customer Service Department at 1-888-704-5290.
 
If you need assistance locating a Polaris  ATV Dealer,  please  call  1-888-704-5290  or visit  the  Polaris web site at www.polarisindustries.com.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Laurie Rengel Manager, Service Dealer Development & Warranty