Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to a Loss of Control Hazard

The front lower suspension arm can crack during use.



January 18, 2011


Release # 11-715

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: Snowmobiles

Units: About 16,500

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

Hazard: The front lower suspension arm can crack during use which could lead to loss of control, posing a risk of severe injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received 13 reports of suspension arms cracking. No injuries or accidents have been reported.

Description: This recall involves all 2010 Arctic Cat Z1, TZ1, F, Bearcat, M, and CF model snowmobiles. All variations of color and model features of the models listed are included in this recall. The model name is indicated on the side of vehicle, in the registration materials and owner's manual.

Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from June 2009 through January 2011 for between $6,800 and $15,000.

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. Registered owners have been directly notified about this recall by mail.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at

Shown are a sample of some but not all of the various model configurations and color variations included in this recall.
Picture of recalled Bearcat 570 snowmobile Picture of recalled CF8 SnoPro snowmobile
Bearcat 570 CF8 SnoPro
Picture of recalled F8 snowmobile Picture of recalled M8 SnoPro snowmobile
F8 M8 SnoPro
Picture of recalled TZ1 LXRI snowmobile Picture of recalled Z1 Turbo snowmobile
TZ1 LXR Z1 Turbo