Arctic Cat has recalled about 19,000 snowmobiles due to a crash hazard. The recall was conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The lower steering tie-rod attachment can loosen and cause loss of steering control, posing a crash hazard.
Arctic Cat has received four reports of incidents, including one complete loss of steering control. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves the 2012 model year of the F, XF, and M model snowmobiles, including the F800 LXR, F1100 LXR, F800 Sno Pro, F1100 Turbos and F1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th; XF800 LXR, XF1100 LXR, XF800 Sno Pro High Country, XF1100 Turbos and XF100 Limited/50th; and the M800, M1100, M800 Sno Pro, M1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th, M800 HCR and M1100 Turbo.
The model name is located on each side of the hood. The snowmobiles were sold in a variety of these color combinations: black, white and orange, black and orange, black and green and white and green.
The sleds were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May-December 2011.
Consumers have been advised to 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.