Around 40,000 Arctic Cat ATVs sold between May 2007 to October 2014 have been recalled over crash concerns.
Here’s information about the recall from the Consumer Protection Safety Commission website.
Description: 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 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 400 cubic centimeter (cc) 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.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair.
Sold at: Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from May 2007 to October 2014 for between $5,500 and $12,000.