Both BRP and Cub Cadet have recently issued recalls on some vehicles through the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
BRP is recalling about 1,000 Ski-Doo snowmobiles because of an explosion hazard. The company has received three reports of explosions, including one in which a person sustained minor burns to the face and hands.
The models involved in the recall include: the 2005 Expedition TUV 600 H.O. SDI, 2007 Skandic SWT V-800, 2008 Skandic SUV 600 H.O. SDI and 2008-‘10 Skandic SWT V-800s. The affected vehicles were sold nationwide from March 2004 through March 2010. Registered owners have been notified of the recall by mail and have been instructed to bring their snowmobiles to dealers for a free repair. Those models already repaired under previous recalls must be repaired again.
Cub Cadet has recalled about 200 Volunteer utility vehicles because the front lower ball joint can detach, causing a loss of steering control. No injuries have been reported. The model numbers included are: 37BB475H710, 37BC465D710, 37BC466D710, 37BK466D710, 37BK46GD710, 37BM466D710, 37BM467D710 and 37BM46GD710. The models were sold nationwide April-September 2010. Consumers are being contacted by Cub Cadet. They are being told to stop using the vehicles and contact dealers for free repairs.