Nov. 30, 2009 – Snowmobile Digest
November 30, 2009
Filed under Features
Arctic Cat recalls
snowmobiles due to fire hazard
In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Arctic Cat has voluntarily recalled about 3,000 snowmobiles, according to the CPSC.
The recalled sleds’ oil had the potential to leak into the engine compartment, posing a fire hazard to consumers. In addition, the CPSC said the fuel tank could come into contact with the engine, posing a possibility of wear and fuel leakage.
Arctic Cat has received 33 reports of oil leaks, including eight vehicle fires. There have been no reports of fuel leakage from the tank wearing against the engine. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves model year 2009 Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo, Z1 Turbo Sno Pro and TZ1 Turbo model snowmobiles.
OEM Grant Program raises substantial money
Since Arctic Cat, BRP, Polaris and Yamaha collectively initiated and supported the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association Grant Program, it has raised more than $400,000, the companies reported.
The money has been distributed to organizations that, through their own efforts and contributions, have generated another $1.2 million worth of support. More than $1.6 million has been invested in key snowmobile-related issues across North America. The program aims to provide grants to organizations in promotion of the Go Snowmobiling campaign, safety and environmental projects, improving and maintaining land access, conducting snowmobile-related economic impact studies, and to support precedent-setting lawsuits.