Recall: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles
On 2019-04-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Arctic Cat Snowmobiles due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2017 for about $13800 to $18000.
About 9,000 units are involved in this Arctic Cat snowmobile recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Snowmobiles category in 2019.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 400,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
While operating the snowmobile the exhaust can flame from the muffler outlet, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all Model Year 2018 and 2019 Arctic Cat snowmobile models M8000, XF8000, ZR8000, and Norseman X8000. The vehicles were produced in a variety of color combinations and track lengths. The vehicles all have 8000 on each side of the front hood/side panel area and ARCTIC CAT on the rear snow-flap. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the right side of the snowmobile tunnel near the right foot rest.
These items were sold new+ at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from January 2017 through February 2019 for between about $13,800 and $18,000
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at https://arcticcat.txtsv.com/ and click on "Recall Information" located at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Arctic Cat has received 70 reports of melting plastic around the exhaust outlet area and four reports of the plastic catching fire. No injuries have been reported.
+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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