Arctic Cat has issued a recall on approximately 4,500 side-by-sides when it was found that the throttle cable in affected vehicles can stick. If the cable sticks, it prevents the throttle mechanism from returning to an idle position upon release of the throttle and can cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard and risk of injury.
This recall involves all model year 2016 Arctic Cat 700 HDX models and model year 2017 Arctic Cat 700 HDX CREW models within the vehicle identification number range of 300001 through 301280. The recalled utility vehicles have four wheels with side-by-side seating for three or six people. They were sold in a variety of colors including green, black, fire red, true timber camo and other colors. “Arctic Cat” is printed on the sides, front and rear of the utility vehicles. “HDX” is printed on the sides of the front fenders. The vehicle identification number on the 700 HDX CREW models is stamped into the upper frame tube under the rear of the cargo box.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled side-by-sides and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair at 800/279-6851. Arctic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly.