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Recall: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles


On 2012-01-31, 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 $14500.

About 20,000 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 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls, involving about 300,000 product units.

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Arctic Cat Snowmobiles
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Image of Recalled XF Model snowmobile 197444
Image of Recalled m Model snowmobile 984808
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 279-6851

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What is the problem?

The lower steering tie-rod attachment can loosen and cause loss of steering control, posing a crash hazard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recall involves the 2012 model year of the F, XF, and M model snowmobiles.

ModelModel Name/Number
FF800 LXR, F1100 LXR, F800 Sno Pro, F1100 Turbos, F1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th
XFXF800 LXR, XF1100 LXR, XF800 Sno Pro High Country, XF1100 Turbos, XF100 Limited/50th
MM800, M1100, M800 Sno Pro, M1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th, M800 HCR, M1100 Turbos

The model name is located on each side of the hood. The snowmobiles were sold in a variety of these color combinations: black, white and orange, black and orange, black and green and white and green.

NOTE: Some of these snowmobiles were recalled for a different reason in December 2011.

These items were sold new+ at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2011 through December 2011 for between $10,500 and $14,500.

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 immediately stop using these snowmobiles and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free inspection and 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


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Arctic Cat has received four reports of incidents, including one complete loss of steering control. No injuries have been reported.

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+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


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