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 MY 2009 Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo, Z1 Turbo Sno Pro and TZ1 Turbo model snowmobiles. The model name and number are displayed on the side of vehicle and in the registration materials/owner’s manual.

The vehicles were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from June 2008-July 2009 for $12,500-$14,300.

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