Fire hazard forces Arctic Cat to recall 5,600 2014 Wildcats

Arctic Cat has issued a recall of about 5,600 Wildcats due to a fire hazard, according to a report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall includes Wildcat Trail and Wildcat Trail XT side-by-sides. Oil can leak from the oil cooler lines, posing a fire hazard. Arctic Cat has received 60 reports of oil leaking and one report of fire. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should stop using the recalled side-by-sides and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair. They were sold exclusively at Arctic Car dealers nationwide from December 2013 through July 2014 for about $11,400 to $12,400.

The recall involves all 2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail and Wildcat Trail XT side-by-side utility vehicles with Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) 000001 through 316232. The VIN is located on the frame tube near the driver’s side front wheel. These units were sold in red, green, lime green, team arctic green and mat black. The words “Arctic Cat” and “Wildcat Trail” appear on the sides of these vehicles and on the hood.

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