Recall: Arctic Cat Single-Rider and 2UP All-Terrain Vehicles
On 2014-10-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Arctic Cat Single-Rider and 2UP All-Terrain Vehicles due to a potential loss of control and crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2007 for about $5500 to $12000.
About 40,000 units are involved in this Arctic Cat all terrain vehicle recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 279-6851
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What is the problem?
Components in the front gear case can fail, posing a risk of loss of control and crash hazard.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves model year 2008 and 2009 Arctic Cat single-rider and 2 UP style ATVs. Single-rider ATVs have one seat and one set of footrests for the operator. 2 UP ATVs have an elongated seat designed to hold one passenger behind the operator, a set of hand-holds mounted to the rear frame for the passenger and two sets of footrests. The recalled ATVs came in a variety of colors and have the name Arctic Cat on each side of the fuel tank and on the front above the grill opening. All model year 2008 Arctic Cat ATVs with 400 cubic centimeter (cc) and larger engines are being recalled. Model year 2009 Arctic Cat ATVs with 400 cubic centimeter (cc) and larger engines and with production numbers within the following ranges are being recalled: 200001 through 203861, 808001 through 808137, and X25082 through X30243. The engine size is printed on the back of the instrument cluster between the handle bars. The vehicle identification number (VIN) in the format 4UF09******XXXXXX is on the frame tube near the driver's side rear wheel and contains the model year and production number of the vehicle. The model year is the fourth and fifth characters of the VIN in the YY format. The production number is the last six characters of the VIN.
These items were sold new+ at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from May 2007 to October 2014 for between $5,500 and $12,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair.
Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.arcticcat.com and click on Customer Care, then Product Recall and then List of Safety Bulletins for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Arctic Cat has received 44 reports of components in the front gear case failing, including 10 reports of the vehicle stopping abruptly or the operator losing of control of the ATV. Arctic Cat has received four reports of injury, including one incident involving a consumer sustaining broken ribs and injuries to a knee and a back.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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