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CPSC, Arctic Cat Inc. Announce Recall of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

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Recall Date:
March 24, 2005

Recall Details

March 24, 2005
Alert #05-557

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Product: Arctic Cat FIS and TBX Model ATVs

Units: 16,200

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

Hazard: The fuel tank used on some all-terrain vehicles could develop a fuel leak. If this occurs, a fire hazard with the possibility of injury and property damage could occur.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been no reported incidents of fire or injury.

Description: The recalled includes 2005 Arctic Cat 500 and 650 FIS, and 400 and 500 TBX model ATVs. The FIS models affected by this recall have the vehicle identification number (VIN) ranges of 4UF05ATV15T226237 through 4UF05ATV15T242874, and 4UF05ATV55T246510 through 4UF05ATV55T248189. The TBX models have VIN ranges of 4UF05ATV15T221345 through 4UF05ATV15T223967, and 4UF05ATVX5T251024 through 4UF05ATV55T251397. The VIN is located on the left rear frame tube of the vehicle near the upper shock mount.


2005 500 4x4 Auto LE 2005 500 4X4 Auto
2005 500 4X4 Manual 2005 650 V2 4X4 Auto
2005 650 V2 4X4 Auto LE 2005 400 4x4 Auto TBX
2005 500 4X4 Auto TBX

Manufactured in: Thief River Falls, Minn.

Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from September 2004 through March 2005 for between $5,500 and $7,500.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. Consumers with a recalled ATV should contact their local Arctic Cat ATV dealer to schedule the free repair. If consumers are unsure if their ATV is affected, they should contact Arctic Cat. Consumers should have the vehicle identification number (VIN) of the ATV available when they call.

Company Contact: Call the firm toll-free at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or go to the firm's Website at

Examples of the color options and appearance of affected vehicles:

Picture of Recalled ATV's

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