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Bombardier Motor Corporation of America Recall of Snowmobiles

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03543.html

Recall Alert
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Ofce of Information and Public Affairs Originally issued June 24, 2003, Revised November 2, 2007 Alert #03-543 Washington, DC 20207

CPSC, Bombardier Motor Corporation of America Announces Recall of Snowmobiles


Note: Telephone number change. PRODUCT: Snowmobiles - Bombardier Motor Corporation of America of Grant, Fla. is voluntarily recalling 548 Ski-Doo snowmobiles, model year 2003, Legend and Grand Touring SDI and V-1000 models. The recalled snowmobiles are 2-tone blue or all black. The name of the engine is written on the hood: Rotax 4-TEC V-1000 or Rotax 2-TEC 800 SDI. Bombardier dealers sold these snowmobiles in the United States from December 2002 through January 2003 for between $8399 USD and $9849 USD. PROBLEM: The Start/RER switch for the SDI models and the Start switch for the V-1000 models may be defective, creating two potential problems Condition A If the operator leaves the engine cut out switch in the "ON" position and the tether cut out switch cap on the switch post, the vehicle may start by itself (SDI models and V-1000 models). Condition B While vehicle is idling, the engine may stop and then restart in the reverse stationary mode (SDI models only). Both of these conditions may be hazardous to the driver as well as to persons nearby. INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported. WHAT TO DO: Consumers should contact their Bombardier dealer to schedule an appointment. The dealer will replace the Start/RER switch (SDI models) or Start switch (V-1000 models). For more information, contact Bombardier's Consumer Assistance Centre at (888) 638 -5397 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Bombardier Motor Corporation of America has notified consumers directly about this recall.

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Bombardier Motor Corporation of America Recall of Snowmobiles

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03543.html

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov /cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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