Arctic Cat Inc. has recalled about 41,000 snowmobiles because of fuel tanks that could crack and leak, allowing fuel or fuel vapors to escape, posing a fire and burn hazard.
Minnesota-based Arctic Cat has received 217 warranty claims related to two issues surrounding possible fuel leakage from fuel tanks, including a crack in the fuel filler neck and leaks at the fuel outlet fitting. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled fuel tanks were installed on all 2004, 2005 and 2006 Firecat and Sabercat models. The recall also includes all 2003 Firecat carbureted models. The affected models were manufactured in a variety of colors and engine sizes, however, all are included in this recall.
Manufactured in the U.S., the sleds were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2002 through April 2006 for between $6,500 and $8,500.
Consumers are being asked to stop using these snowmobiles immediately. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail and asked to contact a local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair.
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