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Polaris & Arctic Cat Recall Snowmobiles

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Here are a couple recalls to check out before the snowmobilers in your home hit the trails.

Polaris Recall

Polaris Industries in Medina, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling snowmobiles because the bolt attaching the front, lower left shock can fail, and that could cause the driver to lose control.

The recall involves 82 sleds; 2013 Polaris Pro-RMK 600 and 800 snowmobiles.  They come in red, white and black.  Three different models are involved in the recall:

  • 600 PRO RMK 155 S13CG6GSA
  • 800 PRO RMK 163 S13CH8GSA
  • 800 PRO RMK 163 ES S13CH8GSL

"Pro-RMK" is on the lower right and left sides of the hood. The engine size and the letters "ES" or the words "Limited Edition" are on the upper right and left sides of the hood. The numbers "155" or "163" are on the rear of the tunnel. "Polaris" appears on the sides of the seat. The model number and serial number can be found on the right hand side of the tunnel below the seat. This recall includes the models listed below:

The sleds were sold at Polaris Snowmobile dealers nationwide from August 2012 through October 2012 for between $10,800 and $12,500.

Consumers should immediately stop using the vehicles and contact any Polaris snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris has notified registered consumers directly about this recall.

Polaris toll-free at (888) 704-5290 or online at www.polaris.com.

Arctic Cat Recall

Arctic Cat Snowmobiles out of Thief River Falls, Minnesota is recalling about 3,900snowmobiles because the fuel tank can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Arctic Cat has received three reports of snowmobiles leaking fuel when set-up at dealerships due to damage during the production process. Arctic Cat has received no reports of fires, property damage or injuries related to the recalled vehicles.

The recall involves model year 2013 wide-track versions of the Arctic Cat Bearcat series.

  • The Bearcat 570 XT and 570 WT have seats for an operator and a passenger. The model name and the letters "XT" or "WT" are on each side of the hood and the number "570" is near the rear of the tunnel on each side. Both vehicles have blue hoods.
  • The Bearcat Z1 XT has seats for an operator and a passenger. The model name and the letters "XT" are on each side of the hood and "Z1" is near the rear of the tunnel on each side. It has a blue hood.
  • The Bearcat Z1 XT GS is a single-rider vehicle. The model name and the letters "GS" are on each side of the hood and "Z1" is near the rear of the tunnel on each side. It has an orange hood, a winch on the front and a light bar located behind the operator's seat.
  • The Bearcat Z1 XT LTD has seats for an operator and a passenger. The model name, the letters "XT" and the word "Limited" are on each side of the hood and "Z1" is near the rear of the tunnel on each side. It has a black hood and tunnel.

Recalled vehicles have the last six digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN) in the following ranges: 808110-808130 and 108866-120615. The VIN appears on a sticker attached to the tunnel on the rider's right side and is also engraved in the same area.

The snowmobiles were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2012 through October 2012 for between $9,000 and $13,500.  Consumers should stop using the snowmobiles immediately and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting its customers directly.

 Arctic Cat: (800) 279-6851 or online at www.arcticcat.com.
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