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Fire hazard triggers recall of 20k Snowmobiles

by / Friday, 13 January 2017 / Published in Uncategorized

Festus iyorah – Fourth Estate Contributor

Mineola, N.Y., United States (4E) – Arctic Cat is recalling about 20,700 Snowmobiles because the fuel tank can crack and fuel can leak into the engine compartment, posing a fire hazard.

The recall involves model year 2007, 2008, and 2009 Arctic Cat snowmobiles, including F models, Jaguar and Jaguar Z1 1100 models, Bearcat Z1 XT models, T500 and T570 models, TZ1 and TZ1 Turbo models, and Z1 1100 and Z1 1100 Turbo models.

These snowmobiles were produced in a variety of color combinations. “Arctic Cat” is printed on the sides of the vehicle and on the back snow-flap area. The model name is on the side of the vehicle.

Arctic Cat has received reports of 918 incidents, including 6 reports of fires, with the snowmobiles. No injuries have been reported.

The firm is urging consumers to stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact an Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been directly notified about this recall by mail.

The products were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from Jun. 2006 through Dec. 2016 for between $11,500 and $14,300.

Consumer can contact Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at https://www.arcticcat.com/customer-care/,” then “Product Recall” and then “List of Safety Bulletins” for more information.

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