Arctic Cat recalls 9K snowmobiles due to fire hazard

Arctic Cat recently announced a recall of certain snowmobiles due to a potential fire hazard. The exhaust can flame from the muffler outlet while the snowmobile is in operation, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

This recall involves all Model Year 2018 and 2019 Arctic Cat snowmobile models M8000, XF8000, ZR8000, and Norseman X8000. The vehicles were produced in a variety of color combinations and track lengths. The vehicles all have 8000 on each side of the front hood/side panel area and ARCTIC CAT on the rear snow-flap. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the right side of the snowmobile tunnel near the right foot rest. The affected units were sold by Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from January 2017 through February 2019 for between about $13,800 and $18,000.

Arctic Cat has received 70 reports of melting plastic around the exhaust outlet area and four reports of the plastic catching fire. No injuries have been reported.

The recall date was posted on April 18 and has affected an estimated 9,000 units, in addition to 5,500 that were sold in Canada.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly.

For more information, visit Arctic Cat's website and click "Recall Information" located at the bottom of the page.

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