Arctic Cat Snowmobiles Recalled

Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, just issued a recall of about 16,500 <"">Snowmobiles due to a loss of control hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled Arctic Cat Snowmobile immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The front lower suspension arm can crack during use, which could lead to loss of control, posing a risk of severe injury or death. To date, Arctic Cat has received 13 reports of suspension arms cracking. No injuries or accidents have been reported.

This recall involves all 2010 Arctic Cat Z1, TZ1, F, Bearcat, M, and CF model snowmobiles. All variations of color and model features of the models listed are included in this recall. The model name is indicated on the side of vehicle, in the registration materials and owner’s manual.

The recalled Arctic Cat Snowmobiles, which were manufactured in the United States, were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from June 2009 through January 2011 for between $6,800 and $15,000.

Consumers should immediately stop using these snowmobiles and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been directly notified about this recall by mail. Arctic Cat can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.279.6851 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at

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