Arctic Cat Recalls ATVs due to Crash Hazard

by Off-Road Hub Mag | Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2011

November 10, 2011 – The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Arctic Cat All-Terrain Vehicle

Units: About 1,384

Distributed by: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.

Hazard: The ATV’s steering tie-rod can bend, causing loss of control which poses a crash hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received three reports of bent tie-rods. No reports of injuries have been received.

Description: The recall includes all 2011 Arctic Cat XC 450 ATVs and some 2012 Arctic Cat XC 450 ATVs. Recalled 2012 model year ATVs can be identified by the last six numerals of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the following ranges: 6V0101 through 6V0178 and 700101 through 700230. The VIN is located on the lower front frame tube below the front bumper. The recalled ATVs are black and orange or black and lime green and display the words “Arctic Cat” on each side of the cowl ahead of the handlebars. The model number “450 XC” is on the front center of the cowl.

Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide since February 2011 for between $6,500 and $6,900.

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