Friday, May 24, 2013
Hit the Brakes, Snow Machines Get Recalled
Arctic Cat recalls snow machines due to a loss of control hazard.
Original article posted Jan. 21, 2011
If you recently bought a new snow machine, then you may want to rethink your winter plans. Arctic Cat is recalling 16,500 snow machines after receiving reports of suspension arms cracking.
The recall involves all 2010 Arctic Cat Z1, TZ1, F, Bearcat, M, and CF model snowmobiles. All variations of color and model features of the models listed are included in this recall. The model name is indicated on the side of vehicle, in the registration materials and owner's manual.
The company said the front lower suspension arm can crack during use which could lead to loss of control, posing a risk of severe injury or death. Arctic Cat has received 13 reports of the hazard, but no injuries or accidents have been reported.
The snow machines were sold nationwide from June 2009 through January 2011 for between $6,800 and $15,000. Owners should contact their local dealer to schedule a free repair, and registered owners have been directly notified about this recall by mail.
For additional information, contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit here.