Recall: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles
On 2011-12-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Arctic Cat Snowmobiles due to a potential crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2011 for about $10500 to $13000.
About 7,000 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 2nd recall of products in the Snowmobiles category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 279-6851
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What is the problem?
The headlamp fuse can fail, disorienting the operator during periods of limited visibility and posing a crash hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves the following 2012 F, XF, and M model snowmobiles:
|F||F800 LXR, F1100 LXR, F800 Sno Pro, F1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th|
|XF||XF800 LXR, XF1100 LXR, XF800 Sno Pro High Country, XF1100 Limited/50th|
|M||M800, M1100, M800 Sno Pro, M1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th, M800 HCR|
Recalled snowmobiles can be identified by the last six numerals of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the following ranges: 105092 through 112175 or 800001 through 800033. The model name is located on each side of the hood. The VIN is located on the right side tunnel. The snowmobiles come in a variety of color combinations: Black, White and Orange, Black and Orange, and Black and Green.UPDATE 01/31/2012: These snowmobiles were recalled for a different reason in January 2012.
These items were sold new+ at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2011 through September 2011 for approximately $10,500 to $13,000.
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 these snowmobiles and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat has notified owners of these snowmobiles directly by mail.
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 website at www.arctic-cat.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Arctic Cat discovered this condition during production testing of these models. There have been no reports of headlamp failures or injuries.
+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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