Arctic Cat is recalling about 40,000 all-terrain vehicles (ATV) after receiving 44 reports of failing components.
Ten of those reports claimed that the ATV stopped abruptly or that the driver lost control of the vehicle. The company received four injury reports, including one involving a driver sustaining broken ribs, and knee and back injuries.
The problem stems from failing components in the front gear case which could cause the driver to lose control of the ATV.
Owners should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contactanArctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair.
This recall involves model year 2008 and 2009 Arctic Cat single-rider and 2 UP style ATVs.
All model year 2008 Arctic Cat ATVs with 400 cubic centimeter (cc) and larger engines are being recalled. Model year 2009 Arctic Cat ATVs with 400 cubic centimeter (cc) and larger engines and with production numbers within the following ranges are being recalled: 200001 through 203861, 808001 through 808137, and X25082 through X30243.
The engine size is printed on the back of the instrument cluster between the handle bars. The vehicle identification number (VIN), in the format 4UF09******XXXXXX, is on the frame tube near the driver's side rear wheel and contains the model year and production number of the vehicle. The model year is the fourth and fifth characters of the VIN in the YY format. The production number is the last six characters of the VIN.
They were sold at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from May 2007 to October 2014 for between $5,500 and $12,000.
Arctic Cat can be contacted by phone at (800) 279-6851.