Impact Hazard Prompts Arctic Cat to Recall Thousands of Snowmobiles

The drive clutch may fracture, causing fragments to escape the vehicle shielding

Impact Hazard Prompts Arctic Cat to Recall Thousands of Snowmobiles
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June 7, 2017

Arctic Cat has recalled 2,700 snowmobiles due to an impact hazard.

The drive clutch may fracture, causing fragments to escape the vehicle shielding. This poses an impact hazard.

The recall affects all 2017 Arctic Cat 9000 Turbo snowmobiles and 2018 Arctic Cat 6000, 7000, 8000, and 9000 snowmobiles. The vehicle identification number (VIN) can be found near the right foot rest, while the manufacturer name Arctic Cat is located on both sides of the vehicle as well as on the back snow-flap area. The snowmobiles were produced in several color combinations.

All VINs for the 2017 Arctic Cat 9000 Turbo are affected by the recall. For the 2018 Arctic Cat 6000, 7000, 8000, and 9000 models, the affected VINs range from 100001 through 102133 or 808003 through 808241.

The vehicles were sold across the country at Arctic Cat dealerships from June 2016 until May 2017. They were sold for between $13,200 and $16,900.

To date, though no injuries have been reported in connection with this recall, the company has received one report of a clutch failing and flying pieces. Therefore, consumers should stop using the snowmobiles immediately and contact an official dealer to schedule a free repair. Those owners who are registered with the company have been informed about the recall directly by mail.

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