Arctic Cat has voluntarily recalled 3,000 of its 2009 Z1 Turbo, Z1 Turbo Sno Pro and TZ1 Turbo models due to a potential fire hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

According to the USPSC's Web site, oil in those models could leak into the engine compartment posing a fire hazard. In addition, the fuel tank can come into contact with the engine posing a possibility of wearing through, causing fuel leakage and a fire hazard.

The USPSC says there have been 33 reports of oil leaks including eight vehicle fires. However, there have been no injuries reported from the incidents.


All sleds have their model name and number displayed on the side and in the registration materials/owner's manual, if you are unsure if your sled is affected.

These snowmobiles were sold nationwide from June 2008 through July 2009 for between $12,500 and $14,300, the USPSC reports.

Riders should immediately stop using their snowmobile and contact their local Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat has notified registered owners directly about this recall through the mail.

For additional information, call Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit the company Web site, www.arctic-cat.com.