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Side-by-side recall related to front suspension arm failure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that a manufacturer is recalling about 1,700 side-by-sides due to a crash hazard. The front suspension arms can fail, posing a crash hazard.

The recall involves all model year 2018 and 2019 Textron Havoc side-by-sides manufactured by Arctic Cat. The two-seat vehicles come in four color combinations: charcoal metallic/bronze, green/black, red/black or white/black. The vehicles have Textron Off Road printed on each side of the hood and Havoc on each side of the rear cargo box.

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

Arctic Cat has received six reports of front suspension arm failures. No crashes or injuries have been reported.

The vehicles were sold at Textron Off Road and Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from January 2018 through April 2019 for between $13,800 and $17,000.

They were manufactured by Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn., a subsidiary of Textron Specialized Vehicles, of Augusta, Ga.

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