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Arctic Cat Recalls Select 2012 Model Snowmobiles


(12/17/2011)

2012 Arctic Cat F800 snowmobile

Arctic Cat Recalls 7,100 Snowmobiles Due to Crash Hazard

December 15, 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 Snowmobiles

Units: About 7,100

Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.

Hazard: The headlamp fuse can fail, disorienting the operator during periods of limited visibility and posing a crash hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat discovered this condition during production testing of these models. There have been no reports of headlamp failures or injuries.

Description: The recall involves the following 2012 F, XF, and M model snowmobiles:

Model Model Name/Number
F F800 LXR, F1100 LXR, F800 Sno Pro, F1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th
XF XF800 LXR, XF1100 LXR, XF800 Sno Pro High Country, XF1100 Limited/50th

 

M

M800, M1100, M800 Sno Pro, M1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th, M800 HCR

Recalled snowmobiles can be identified by the last six numerals of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the following ranges: 105092 through 112175 or 800001 through 800033. The model name is located on each side of the hood. The VIN is located on the right side tunnel. The snowmobiles come in a variety of color combinations: Black, White and Orange, Black and Orange, and Black and Green.

Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2011 through September 2011 for approximately $10,500 to $13,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these snowmobiles and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat has notified owners of these snowmobiles directly by mail.



Comments (12):

armand brachman says:
1/11/2012 1:23:00 PM

It is very difficult to get hold of a person at the company to determine when parts will be available for fixing the various recall safety items. The dealership is helpless to fix the problem!!
Shaun Hollenberg says:
3/10/2012 8:08:00 PM

What is with all the recalls this year!!! Also I can not keep a belt on to save my life it sucks!!!! I did own a 2006 M7 and it was the best cat I ever owned.. Well I am done with cats after this nightmare is done with my 2012 M8 snopro..
RICHARD-Maaske. says:
3/14/2012 8:15:00 AM

On the belt problems. Acticcat, needs to go back .And do like what they did from 1988 to1998. THEY had the secondary slide side back and forth, on the jack shaft. My 1991 wildcat and 1995 zrt800 both float about .065 .This will keep the Belt straight, When you start out in low ratio ,ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE UP SHIFT. Beween the primary and secondary clutches . Because when you are setting up the alignment between the primary and secondary clutch. THEY have set for when the clutches are shifted out ,all the way. But in low ratio, and middle ratio. The Belt is running a little , sideways angle. And will heat up the drive Belt a little. And if you are driving slow, or medium speed. IT will make the belt slip a lot .Thats why, I HAVE NOT, EVERY BLOWEN A BELT.
RICHARD-Maaske. says:
3/14/2012 8:33:00 AM

On the belt problems. Acticcat, needs to go back .And do like what they did from 1988 to1998. THEY had the secondary slide sideways, back and forth, on the jack shaft. My 1991 wildcat and 1995 zrt800 both float about .065 .This will keep the Belt straight, When you start out in low ratio ,ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE UP SHIFT. Beween the primary and secondary clutches . Because, when you are setting up the alignment between the primary and secondary clutch. THEY have you ,set it for when the clutches are shifted out ,all the way. But in low ratio, and middle ratio. The Belt is running a little , sideways angle. And will heat up the drive Belt a little. And if you are driving slow, or medium speed. IT will make the belt slip a lot .Thats why, I HAVE NOT, EVERY BLOWEN A BELT.
X pert says:
3/14/2012 9:38:00 PM

U r genius.
ToOfii says:
12/19/2015 5:49:00 PM

I had a blast on my demo ride, the only thing I would want is a frrdeiee 137 to try out. I rode the frrdeiee 146 and it was an awesome sled. I had no trouble boondocking that sled i was not able to see how it handled a sidehill (damn you early season snow) but i suspect it would handle it great.My guide was an awesome guy knowledgeable and helpful. I demoed in Laramie Wyoming on January 22, 2012 had a great powder session. Thank you Ski- dog whoops i mean Ski-Doo!I see a Freeride in my future.
ToOfii says:
12/19/2015 5:49:00 PM

I had a blast on my demo ride, the only thing I would want is a frrdeiee 137 to try out. I rode the frrdeiee 146 and it was an awesome sled. I had no trouble boondocking that sled i was not able to see how it handled a sidehill (damn you early season snow) but i suspect it would handle it great.My guide was an awesome guy knowledgeable and helpful. I demoed in Laramie Wyoming on January 22, 2012 had a great powder session. Thank you Ski- dog whoops i mean Ski-Doo!I see a Freeride in my future.
ToOfii says:
12/19/2015 5:49:00 PM

I had a blast on my demo ride, the only thing I would want is a frrdeiee 137 to try out. I rode the frrdeiee 146 and it was an awesome sled. I had no trouble boondocking that sled i was not able to see how it handled a sidehill (damn you early season snow) but i suspect it would handle it great.My guide was an awesome guy knowledgeable and helpful. I demoed in Laramie Wyoming on January 22, 2012 had a great powder session. Thank you Ski- dog whoops i mean Ski-Doo!I see a Freeride in my future.
Wiyan says:
12/21/2015 12:44:00 PM

My boyfriend and I styead at Kex. The rooms were comfortable and heated. My only complaint was that the showers weren't heated so it was always a chill to get in them! The hot water worked so I guess we survived. Otherwise, it was a great place to stay! It was more affordable than anything else in the area and close to the town center and highway for day trips! http://wuzjgzgt.com [url=http://wtzgumegy.com]wtzgumegy[/url] [link=http://aftmrz.com]aftmrz[/link]
Wiyan says:
12/21/2015 12:44:00 PM

My boyfriend and I styead at Kex. The rooms were comfortable and heated. My only complaint was that the showers weren't heated so it was always a chill to get in them! The hot water worked so I guess we survived. Otherwise, it was a great place to stay! It was more affordable than anything else in the area and close to the town center and highway for day trips! http://wuzjgzgt.com [url=http://wtzgumegy.com]wtzgumegy[/url] [link=http://aftmrz.com]aftmrz[/link]
Wiyan says:
12/21/2015 12:44:00 PM

My boyfriend and I styead at Kex. The rooms were comfortable and heated. My only complaint was that the showers weren't heated so it was always a chill to get in them! The hot water worked so I guess we survived. Otherwise, it was a great place to stay! It was more affordable than anything else in the area and close to the town center and highway for day trips! http://wuzjgzgt.com [url=http://wtzgumegy.com]wtzgumegy[/url] [link=http://aftmrz.com]aftmrz[/link]
Wade Harper says:
11/15/2016 12:20:00 AM

I am the owner of an Arctic Cat 2012 HCR M800 Pro Climb and I would like to know if the recall has been done on this unit? The last six digits in the VIN are 108561. Please respond.

Thanks
Wade Harper

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