Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

Name of product: Arctic Cat snowmobiles

Hazard: While operating the snowmobile the exhaust can flame from the muffler outlet, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: April 18, 2019

Units: About 9,000 (In addition about 5,500 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact: Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at https://arcticcat.txtsv.com/ and click on "Recall Information" located at the bottom of the page for more information.

Description: This recall involves all Model Year 2018 and 2019 Arctic Cat snowmobile models M8000, XF8000, ZR8000, and Norseman X8000. The vehicles were produced in a variety of color combinations and track lengths. The vehicles all have 8000 on each side of the front hood/side panel area and ARCTIC CAT on the rear snow-flap. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the right side of the snowmobile tunnel near the right foot rest.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received 70 reports of melting plastic around the exhaust outlet area and four reports of the plastic catching fire. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from January 2017 through February 2019 for between about $13,800 and $18,000

Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.

Manufactured In: United States