Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Crash Hazard

The headlamp fuse on recalled 2012 F, XF and M model snowmobiles can fail, disorienting the operator during periods of limited visibility.

December 15, 2011
Alert #12-708
 

Note: This recall has been expanded

Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Crash Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

Units: About 7,100

Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.

Hazard: The headlamp fuse can fail, disorienting the operator during periods of limited visibility and posing a crash hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat discovered this condition during production testing of these models. There have been no reports of headlamp failures or injuries.

Description: The recall involves the following 2012 F, XF, and M model snowmobiles:

ModelModel Name/Number
F F800 LXR, F1100 LXR, F800 Sno Pro, F1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th
XF XF800 LXR, XF1100 LXR, XF800 Sno Pro High Country, XF1100 Limited/50th
M M800, M1100, M800 Sno Pro, M1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th, M800 HCR

 

Recalled snowmobiles can be identified by the last six numerals of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the following ranges: 105092 through 112175 or 800001 through 800033. The model name is located on each side of the hood. The VIN is located on the right side tunnel. The snowmobiles come in a variety of color combinations: Black, White and Orange, Black and Orange, and Black and Green.

Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2011 through September 2011 for approximately $10,500 to $13,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these snowmobiles and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat has notified owners of these snowmobiles directly by mail.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.arctic-cat.com

 

Picture of recalled F  Model Snowmobile

                                                                                      F Model
 

 

Picture of recalled XF  Model Snowmobile

                                                                                           XF Model

 

Picture of recalled M  Model Snowmobile

                                                                                      M Model