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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-01-2006, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Arctic Cat Recal

I found this on a pretty credible web page.

Just passing the info along, dont know if you're affected or not.


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General Discussions: Miscellaneous : Arctic Cat recalls 52,000 snowmobiles



THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Arctic Cat Inc. has recalled 52,000 snowmobiles due to faulty fuel tanks that could crack and leak.
No injuries from the defects have been reported, but the company sent a letter to owners this week warning them to immediately stop using the snowmobiles.

Arctic Cat notified the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that it had received 217 warranty claims for fuel leak problems because of cracks in the filler neck or leaks at the fuel outlet fitting.

Company spokesman John Tranby said problems with materials and processes are suspected, and the tanks are being replaced with thicker models.

The recall affects all 2004, 2005 and 2006 Firecat and Sabercat models, as well as 2003 Firecat carbureted models. The snowmobiles, which cost $6,500 to $8,500, were sold at dealerships nationwide between May 2002 and April 2006.

The recalled machines represent two of Arctic Cat's 13 snowmobile models.

Customers with affected models should contact their Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair, which Tranby said usually can be done in a couple of hours.

Owners with questions should contact Arctic Cat at 1-800-279-6851, or the Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772

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Thanks for passing that along, PI500. Looks like it may affect my F5 (carburated), but not sure of my F7 EFI. I'll need to check into it!

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no prob irs...just looking out for fellow sledders


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I'll move this to the Cat thread and make it a sticky. Thanks!

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52,000? Can a snowmobile company handle a recall that size? Good thing they got into the quad biz to make some more $$$
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Yea, I heard about that recall.

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But does it include the EFI's of 2003 .....because my tank is cracked right at the bottome of the neck cap whole thing...????

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thnx seg


linear, imo id call the number and see if your sled is also affected by the recall.

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But does it include the EFI's of 2003 .....because my tank is cracked right at the bottome of the neck cap whole thing...????
Get with your dealer & insist it be replaced before you become a human bonfire!! Don't think they would deny you!! Also check HCS Firecat forum....lot's of testimonials there about cracked tanks.

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i told one of the guys i work with about the recall, b/c i know he has a f-7...he said his was cracked, but didnt know there was a recall for them. needless to say, he called, and i got a free lunch


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same recall Polaris had right? Do they manufacture thier own tanks or do they all get them from the same place? I had to have an insert put into the filler neck of my tank due to the recall.

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Wink

Per my dealer, this moring, cracked tanks will be replaced... those that are not cracked will have a insert installed to "prevent cracking", both at no charge. This begged for the question "What if a "insert repaired" tank cracks, next season. Answer..."dunno". My 05 Sabercat is not cracked, but I'm sure it will be, before I bring it, in the fall.

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there is no pad seperating the tank and the tunnel, after a while it must rub through.

this really comes as a suprise to me b/c I have not heard about this happening.

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...................this really comes as a suprise to me b/c I have not heard about this happening.
This subject has been all over the Firecat forums in HCS (pictures included).

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do you have a linky for pictures??

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This subject has been all over the Firecat forums in HCS (pictures included).
no one I know has this problem.

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There are 20 pages on a pinned/sticky thread. Lot's of testimonials. Good picture on page 4.

http://www.hardcoresledder.com/forum...owtopic=116285

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guy up the road had a brand new sled... not even double digit miles...cracked and spilled a tankfull on the ground at the beginning of the seaons...he was a little upset. They ended up putting on another tank and a sleeve into the neck to fix the problem.

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How long will it take to get the parts to the dealers?
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How long will it take to get the parts to the dealers?
You'll need to call your own dealer to find out!! If you have a unit that is specified in the recall, let him know & arranged for a date to get it fixed. He may need to order the parts, so get with him soon!!

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