Arctic Cat Recalls Bearcat Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles
Units: About 3,900
Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Hazard: The fuel tank can leak, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: 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.
Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2012 through October 2012 for between $9,000 and $13,500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: Arctic Cat; at (800) 279-6851, from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, at www.arcticcat.com, and click on Customer Service, then select "Recalls/Bulletins" for more information.