Textron Specialized Vehicles Recalls Arctic Cat 8000 Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 8, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –

Arctic Cat Recall Summary

Name of Product: Arctic Cat 8000 Series Snowmobiles

Hazard: The fuel rail dampener snap ring can become loose and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Recall Date: June 08, 2023

Units: About 8,350 (In addition, about 4,630 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact: Textron Specialized Vehicles toll-free at 888-525-6040 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email at jcook03@textron.com or online at https://arcticcat.txtsv.com/owners/recalls or https://arcticcat.txtsv.com/snow and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page.

Arctic Cat Recall Details

In Conjunction With: CANADA

Description: This recall involves Textron Specialized Vehicles Arctic Cat 8000 Series Snowmobiles. The snowmobiles were sold in various colors and have “ARCTIC CAT” and the model number printed on each side of the engine cowling. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is located on the front right-hand frame tube beside the right-hand shock.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact Textron Specialized Vehicles to arrange for a free inspection and free repair. Textron Specialized Vehicles is contacting all purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received nine reports of fuel leaks and one reported fire. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from January 2019 through April 2023 for between $15,100 and $18,900.

Manufacturer(s): Textron Specialized Vehicles, of Augusta, Georgia

Manufactured In: United States

Recall number: 23-765

About the U.S. CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission