Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Polaris Industries ATV model recalled

In these hard times, having to part with one’s hard earned money is suicide unless it is for investment purposes. Buying a car may be one of those investments.

However, buying a defective car is certainly a liability more than an asset. For buyers of the Polaris’ 2009-2010 models of Sportsman ATVs, their vehicles became a critical and dangerous investment.

Polaris Industries issued a recall order on roughly 8,500 of its ATVS. The recall was prompted by a defective steering knuckle. The front suspension ball joint stem could detach from the steering knuckle causing the driver to lose control.

Polaris advised vehicle owners to stop using them. It also offered free repair for the affected vehicles.

The recall was made with the assistance of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Injuries or deaths resulting from defective automobiles are liabilities of car manufacturers. Consequently, victims can file a personal injury case against them. A product liability attorney may be summoned to recover compensation claims.