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
Name of product: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles
Hazard: The fuel tank can leak, posing a fire
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
Units: About 3,900
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.
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.
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.
Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from
May 2012 through October 2012 for between $9,000 and $13,500.
Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Manufactured in: United States