Fire Hazard Due to Cracked Fuel Tanks Prompts Arctic Cat to Recall Snowmobiles

Fuel tank may crack, leading to fuel leaking into the engine compartment

2007 Arctic Cat F Snowmobile / Fire Hazard Due to Cracked Fuel Tanks Prompts Arctic Cat to Recall Snowmobiles
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January 18, 2017

Arctic Cat has issued a recall for about 20,700 snowmobiles due to a fire hazard.

The fuel tanks on the impacted vehicles can crack, leading to fuel leaking into the engine compartment. This may lead to a fire.

The affected vehicles include 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. The snowmobiles were produced in several color combinations, and the words Arctic Cat are printed on the vehicles' sides as well as on the back snow-flap area. The model name is located on the side of the snowmobiles, and the model number can be found in the owner's manual.

The affected vehicles were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships across the country from June 2006 until December 2015 for between $11,500 and $14,300.

The company has gotten reports of 918 incidents related to this recall to date, including six reports of fires. However, no injuries have been reported.

For more information, consumers can contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851.

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