The following product safety recall was voluntarily
conducted by the Arctic Cat 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 19,000 (These models were previously recalled in
Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Hazard: The lower steering tie-rod attachment can
loosen and cause loss of steering control, posing a crash hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received four
reports of incidents, including one complete loss of steering control. No
injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the 2012 model year of
the F, XF, and M model snowmobiles.
F800 LXR, F1100 LXR, F800 Sno Pro, F1100 Turbos, F1100 Sno
XF800 LXR, XF1100 LXR, XF800 Sno Pro High Country, XF1100
Turbos, XF100 Limited/50th
M800, 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.
Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May
2011 through December 2011 for between $10,500 and $14,500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: 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 www.arctic-cat.com.