(Oct 28, 2009) - The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles
Units: About 3,000
Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Hazard: Oil can leak into the engine compartment, posing a fire hazard to consumers. In addition, the fuel tank can come into contact with the engine posing a possibility of wearing through and fuel leakage.
Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received 33 reports of oil leaks including eight vehicle fires. There have been no reports of fuel leakage from the tank wearing against the engine. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves Model Year 2009 Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo, Z1 Turbo Sno Pro and TZ1 Turbo model snowmobiles. The model name and number are displayed on the side of vehicle and in the registration materials/owner’s manual.
Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from June 2008 through July 2009 for between $12,500 and $14,300.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these snowmobiles immediately and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been directly notified about this recall by mail.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.arctic-cat.com