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Old 01-11-2017, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arctic Cat snowmobiles recalled for fuel leaks, fire risk

By Ted Miller Published: January 11, 2017, 2:38 pm



WASHINGTON, DC (WBAY) – Arctic Cat is recalling almost 21,000 snowmobiles after more than 900 incidents involving leaking fuel, including six reports of fires.
The fuel tank on 2007, 2008 and 2009 models (see list below) can crack, causing fuel to leak on to the hot engine compartment.
No injuries were reported.
The snowmobiles were sold since June 2006 right up until last month.
Owners should stop using these snowmobiles immediately and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair. Direct mail went out to registered owners to notify them of the recall.
Affected snowmobiles from the 2007, 2008 and 2009 model years:
  • F models
  • Jaguar and Jaguar Z1 1100
  • Bearcat Z1 XT
  • T500 and T570
  • TZ1 and TZ1 Turbo
  • Z1 1100 and Z1 1100 Turbo
The model name can be found on the side of the vehicle. The model number is printed in the owner’s manual.
For more information about the recall and to find a dealer near you, call toll-free 1-800-279-6851 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time or go online to https://www.arcticcat.com/customer-care
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hmmmm, did they say exactly what they are going to be replacing?
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yup, 8-10 year old machines all get fixed for free, at least there where no injury's reported.

Could be worse, just look at polaris, their brand new stuff bursts into flames
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hmmmm, did they say exactly what they are going to be replacing?
"The fuel tank on 2007, 2008 and 2009 models (see list below) can crack, causing fuel to leak on to the hot engine compartment".

One would assume the fuel tank.
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"The fuel tank on 2007, 2008 and 2009 models (see list below) can crack, causing fuel to leak on to the hot engine compartment".

One would assume the fuel tank.
No kiddin huh? I meant if they are going to replace the whole tank, or if it is just a piece that they are going to replace?
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No kiddin huh? I meant if they are going to replace the whole tank, or if it is just a piece that they are going to replace?
Are those tanks multiple pieces or a single item?
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'07'-'09'? Must be a real slowwwww leak.
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I have an 09 z1 this might apply to me, thanks for the heads up.
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'07'-'09'? Must be a real slowwwww leak.
Cat has had a history with fuel leaks, BTW all brands have had some fuel leak issues at one time or another.



Arctic Cat Snowmobile Recall: Fuel Leak Problems Return

December 20, 2012
Written by: Russell Maas
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About 3,900 Arctic Cat snowmobiles have been recalled, following reports of leaking fuel tanks that may pose a potential fire hazard.

The Arctic Cat Bearcat snowmobile recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on December 19, following at least three reports from dealerships that the fuel tanks leaked after setting them up.

Arctic Cat Inc. indicates that the faulty fuel tanks derived from damage sustained during the production process.

The recall involves four model year 2013 wide-track versions of the Arctic Bearcat series, which were designed as a single-vehicle rider and two person riders. Recalled Bearcat models have the following designs and colors:

Bearcat 570 models “XT” or “WT” with blue hoods and have “570” written near each side of the rear tunnel.. Designed for an operator and passenger.
Bearcat models Z1 XT with blue hoods designed for an operator and passenger.
Bearcat models Z1 XT GS with an orange hood and designed for operator only.
Bearcat model Z1 XT LTD with a black hood and has the name and letters “XT” and “Limited” on each side of the black hood with “Z1” near the rear tunnel on each side.
The recalled snowmobiles have the last six digits of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ranging from 808110 through 808130 and 108866 through 120615 engraved on the snowmobile and on a sticker attached to the tunnel next to the rider’s side.

Arctic cat has recalled an estimated 75,000 snowmobiles and ATV’s since 2008 due to fuel leaking, fire hazards and other defects, including steering and throttle malfunctions that pose possibly life threatening injuries to consumers.

In 2009 Arctic Cat recalled 3,000 models of the” Turbo” snowmobiles due to engine oil leaking into the engine compartment causing eight fires. Another 1,300 Sno Pro models were recalled for similar problems in February 2010. More recalls were issued in 2011 and 2012 over steering and suspension problems.

The recalled Bearcat models were manufactured in the United States and sold at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2012 through October 2012 for between $9,000 and $13,500.

Consumers with the recalled snowmobiles should stop using them immediately and contact their nearest Arctic Cat dealer or (800) 279-6851 to schedule a free repair. Consumers may also visit www.arcticcat.com and click on “Customer Service”, then select “Recalls/Bulletins” for more information.

- See more at: Arctic Cat Snowmobile Recall: Fuel Leak Problems Return - AboutLawsuits.com

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Several thousand Arctic Cat snowmobiles have been recalled, following reports that suggest they may leak fuel from the assembly line, posing a fire hazard to riders.

The Arctic Cat recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on August 14, impacting all XF 7000 and XR 7000 snowmobiles from the model years 2014 and 2015.

The leaks from the fuel line assembly pose a serious risk of snowmobile fires, which could cause serious injuries for riders or bystanders.

The recalled snowmobiles were sold in a variety of colors, including as green, black, orange, and white combinations, with vehicle identification numbers (VIN) ranging from 100920 through 100993 for the XF 7000 models and 100792 through 100919 for the ZR 7000 models. The VIN number is located on a sticker attached to the chassis near the rider’s right foot rest.

The snowmobiles were manufactured in the United States under Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minnesota. They were sold exclusively at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from June 2013 through August 2014 for between $12,000 and $14,500.

This is the latest in a string of Arctic cat recalls involving potential fuel leaks. The manufacturer also recalled 2,300 Arctic Cat Prowlers, off-highway vehicles, in March after experiencing fuel leaks that could lead to burn injuries and fires. The off-road vehicles were found to have loose fuel fittings where they connect to the throttle body, allowing fuel to steadily leak at the opening.

Arctic Cat also recalled nearly 4,000 snowmobiles in December 2012, after receiving three reports from a dealership that the fuel tanks leaked after setting them up.

The CPSC recommends customers stop using the recalled Arctic Cat snowmobiles immediately and contact the manufacturer at 800-279-6851 or visit them online at www.arcticcat.com for information on how to schedule a free repair.

- See more at: http://www.aboutlawsuits.com/arctic-....i4y7VKgy.dpuf
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Are those tanks multiple pieces or a single item?
one piece and a pain in the ass to replace. Just did a few recently.
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