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Recall: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles


On 2012-12-19, 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 May 2012 for about $9000 to $13500.

About 4,000 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 3rd recall of products in the Snowmobiles category in 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls, involving about 400,000 product units.

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Image of Recalled Bearcat 570 XT/WT 887216
Image of Recalled Bearcat Z1 XT 708377
Image of Recalled Bearcat Z1 XT GS 167932
Image of Recalled Bearcat Z1 XT LTD 894341
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 279-6851

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What is the problem?

The fuel tank can leak, posing a fire hazard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recall involves model year 2013 wide-track versions of the Arctic Cat Bearcat series.

The Bearcat 570 XT and 570 WT have seats for an operator and a passenger. The model name and the letters XT or WT are on each side of the hood and the number 570 is near the rear of the tunnel on each side. Both vehicles have blue hoods.

The Bearcat Z1 XT has seats for an operator and a passenger. The model name and the letters XT are on each side of the hood and Z1 is near the rear of the tunnel on each side. It has a blue hood.

The Bearcat Z1 XT GS is a single-rider vehicle. The model name and the letters GS are on each side of the hood and Z1 is near the rear of the tunnel on each side. It has an orange hood, a winch on the front and a light bar located behind the operator's seat.

The Bearcat Z1 XT LTD has seats for an operator and a passenger. The model name, the letters XT and the word "Limited" are on each side of the hood and Z1 is near the rear of the tunnel on each side. It has a black hood and tunnel.

Recalled vehicles have the last six digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN) in the following ranges: 808110 through 808130 and 108866 through 120615. The VIN appears on a sticker attached to the tunnel on the rider's right side and is also engraved in the same area.

These items were sold new+ at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2012 through October 2012 for between $9,000 and $13,500.

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 stop using the snowmobiles immediately and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting its customers directly.

Arctic Cat; at (800)279-6851, from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, at, and click on Customer Service, then select "Recalls/Bulletins" for more information.


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Arctic Cat has received three reports of snowmobiles leaking fuel when set-up at dealerships due to damage during the production process. Arctic Cat has received no reports of fires, property damage or injuries related to the recalled vehicles.

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