The Consumer Products Safety Commission announced today that Arctic Cat of Thief River Falls, Minn., is recalling 19,000 snowmobiles for a lower steering tie-rod attachment which can loosen and cause a rider to lose control and crash the vehicle.
Arctic Cat has received four reports of its snowmobiles with loose tie-rods. While one incident involved a complete loss of steering control, no injuries have been reported in any of the cases.
The snowmobiles were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2011 through December 2011 for between $10,500 and $14,500. The models were available in a variety of color combinations, including: black, white and orange, black and orange, black and green and white and green.
The recall involves the 2012 model year of the following F, XF, and M model snowmobiles:
(located on each side of the hood)
F800 Sno Pro
F1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th
XF800 Sno Pro High Country
M800 Sno Pro
M1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th
M800 HCR, M1100 Turbos
Consumers should immediately stop using these snowmobiles and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. Arctic Cat has notified owners of these snowmobiles directly by mail.
For additional information, consumers can call Arctic Cat (toll-free: 800-279-6851) or visit the firm's website: www.arctic-cat.com.