According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Arctic Cat has issued a voluntary recall of about 20,700 snowmobiles with a fuel tank that can crack, causing fuel to leak into the engine compartment and posing a fire hazard. Arctic Cat has received reports of 918 incidents, including 6 reports of fires, with the snowmobiles. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves model year 2007, 2008, and 2009 Arctic Cat snowmobiles, including F models, Jaguar and Jaguar Z1 1100 models, Bearcat Z1 XT models, T500 and T570 models, TZ1 and TZ1 Turbo models, and Z1 1100 and Z1 1100 Turbo models. The recalled models were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from June 2006 through December 2016 for between $11,500 and $14,300.
These snowmobiles were produced in a variety of color combinations. “Arctic Cat” is printed on the sides of the vehicle and on the back snow-flap area. The model name is on the side of the vehicle. The model number is printed in the owner’s manual.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact an Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been directly notified about this recall by mail.
For more info, contact Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. You can also go online at www.arcticcat.com/customer-care, then click “Product Recall” and “List of Safety Bulletins.”