CPSC: Bobcat 3400 and 3400XL utility vehicles
On 2018-08-08, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Bobcat 3400 and 3400XL utility vehicles due to a potential Burn and Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2014 for about $10000 to $15000.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Polaris utility vehicle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th recall of products in the Hunting & Utility Vehicles, incld ROV category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 90 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The utility vehicle's exhaust header pipe can crack, posing burn and fire hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves model year 2015 through 2018 Bobcat 3400 and 3400XL gas engine-equipped utility vehicles manufactured by Polaris Industries. The recalled utility vehicles are white and black with orange decals and have one or two rows of seats and a rear box. "Bobcat" is printed on the hood of the utility vehicle and "3400" or "3400XL" is printed on the rear box. The model and vehicle identification number (VIN #) can be found on a label under the seat and storage bin on the passenger side. The following models and VIN ranges are being recalled:
|2015||3400 4X GAS||B3FL11001 through B3FL11911|
|3400 4X GAS DLX||B3FN11001 through B3FN11286|
|2016||3400 4X GAS||B3FL12001 through B3FL12803|
|3400 4X GAS DLX||B3FN12001 through B3FN12245|
|2017||3400 4X GAS||B3FL17001 through B3FL17580|
|3400 XL GAS||B3FN17001 through B3FN17124|
|2018||3400 4X GAS||B3FL18001 through B3FL18097|
|3400 XL GAS||B3FN18001 through B3FN18065|
These items were sold new+ at Bobcat dealers nationwide from August 2014 through July 2018 for between $10,000 and $15,000.
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 contact an authorized Bobcat dealer to schedule a free repair. Bobcat is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Bobcat online at www.bobcat.com and click on the Find a Dealer link at the top of the page, or at 800-743-4340 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Bobcat has received seven reports of cracked exhaust pipes. No injuries or fires 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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