Arctic Cat ATV Recall [US]

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US/Washington: Arctic Cat ATV Recall [US]Arctic Cat recalls approximately Single-Rider and 2-Up ATVs due to crash hazard. CPSC:

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves model year 2008 and 2009 Arctic Cat Single-Rider and 2-Up style ATVs.

Single-rider ATVs have one seat and one set of footrests for the operator. 2-Up ATVs have an elongated seat designed to hold one passenger behind the operator, a set of hand-holds mounted to the rear frame for the passenger and two sets of footrests. The recalled ATVs came in a variety of colors and have the name “Arctic Cat” printed on each side of the fuel tank and on the front above the grill opening.

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 400cc 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.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the ATV’s design and retail presentation.

According to the CPSC, components in the front gear case can fail, posing a risk of loss of control and crash hazards. Arctic Cat has received 44 reports of components in the front gear case failing, including 10 reports of the vehicle stopping abruptly or the operator losing of control of the ATV. Arctic Cat has received four reports of injury, including one incident involving a consumer sustaining broken ribs and injuries to a knee and a back.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair.


CPSC recall number: 15-009
Recalls Direct RIN: 4291-2014
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