Model Year 2016 Arctic Cat M 9000
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February 11, 2016

Brake failure is a cause for concern in certain snowmobiles from Arctic Cat.

The manufacturer has announced a recall that applies to all model year 2016 Turbo 9000 snowmobiles with brakes that can fail while the snowmobile is in use.

Recalled models include the M 9000, XF 9000, XF9000 Cross Trek and ZR 9000.

The recalled snowmobiles were sold in the colors black, green, orange and white. The model name is on a decal on the top of the chassis between the seat and the rear bumper. Arctic Cat appears on each side of the snowmobiles. The letter G in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN) indicates that the unit was made in the 2016 model year. The VIN is stamped into the chassis near the right foot rest.

Consumers could purchase these snowmobiles at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from June 2015 through January 2016 for between $14,000 and $16,000.

About 1,600 of these snowmobiles were sold.

No injuries or incidents have been reported in relation to this defect.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contactanArctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting its customers directly.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851.