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Units: About 2,150.

Manufacturer/Importer: Polaris Industries of Medina, Minn.

Hazard: The lower steering shaft assembly may have a missing or misplaced weld that connects the steering wheel to the steering gear box assembly. If a weld is missing or misplaced, the lower steering shaft assembly could fail, causing the operator to lose control of the vehicle.

Incidents/injuries: There have been 2 reports of the lower steering shaft assembly failing. No injuries have been reported.

Description: All model year 2005 Ranger 4x4 Utility Vehicles with model number R05RD50AA are part of this recall. The model number is located on the upper right frame tube directly under the right side of the seat.

Sold at: Polaris dealers from June 2004 to September 2004 for about $8,899.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Free repair. Contact your Polaris dealer to schedule an appointment to replace the steering shaft assembly. Polaris has notified consumers directly about this recall.

Consumer contact: (800) 765-2747 from 8 a.m. to midnight daily, or log on to