Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Bobcat Company Recalls Utility Vehicles Due To Burn and Fire Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Bobcat 3400 and 3400XL utility vehicles

Hazard: The utility vehicle's exhaust header pipe can crack, posing burn and fire hazards.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: August 8, 2018

Units: About 2,700

Consumer Contact: 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.

Description: 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:

Year

Model

VIN Range

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

 

Remedy: Consumers should contact an authorized Bobcat dealer to schedule a free repair. Bobcat is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries: Bobcat has received seven reports of cracked exhaust pipes. No injuries or fires have been reported.

Sold At: Bobcat dealers nationwide from August 2014 through July 2018 for between $10,000 and $15,000.

Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Distributor: Bobcat Company, of West Fargo, N.D.

Manufactured In: United States