A sticking throttle cable could lead to loss of vehicle control

Arctic Cat Recalls Side-by-Side Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard
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August 24, 2016

Artic Cat is recalling all model year 2016 Arctic Cat 700 HDX models and model year 2017 Arctic Cat 700 HDX CREW models. The throttle cable can stick and prevent the throttle mechanism from returning to an idle position upon release and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard and risk of injury.

The recalled utility vehicles have four wheels with side-by-side seating for three or six people. They were sold in a variety of colors including green, black, fire red, true timber camo and other colors. Arctic Cat is printed on the sides, front and rear of the utility vehicles. HDX is printed on the sides of the front fenders. The vehicle identification number on the 700 HDX CREW models, number range of 300001 through 301280, is stamped into the upper frame tube under the rear of the cargo box.

The impacted vehicles were sold at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from April of 2015 through July of 2016.

To date, Arctic Cat has received 14 reports of the throttle cable malfunctioning including one report of a wrist injury.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled side-by-sides and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair. Artic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly.

For any additional questions regarding this recall, consumers should contact Artic Cat at (800) 279-6851.