May 23, 2006
Alert #06-553


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.

Name of Product: Arctic Cat Prowler XT Off-Highway Utility Vehicle

Units: About 2,120

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

Hazard: The rear brake caliper used on these units could leak brake fluid, resulting in reduced braking ability at the rear wheels. The front wheel brakes are unaffected by this condition.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been no reported incidents of loss of braking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Prowler XT was produced in three colors: Green, Cat Green and Red. The vehicles have the words "Arctic Cat" printed on each side of the cargo box and the name "Prowler XT" centered on the front of the hood. The affected units are all 2006 Prowler XT vehicles with VIN range of 4UF06MPVO6T300001 through 4UF06MPV16T302369. The VIN is located on the rear upper-frame tube of the vehicle near the rear of the cargo box, and on the registration materials the consumer received at the time of purchase. Consumers need only refer to the last six digits of the VIN to determine if the vehicle is included in this recall. The following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number is contained in the registration materials received with the vehicle at the time of purchase.

ModelModel Number
Prowler XT Green U2006P2S4BUSG
Prowler XT Cat Green U2006P2S4BUSZ
Prowler XT Red U2006P2S4BUSR

Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from July 2005 through May 2006 for about $9,000.

Manufactured In: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately. Consumers with a recalled Prowler XT should contact their local Arctic Cat ATV dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. If consumers are unsure if their Prowler XT is affected, they should contact Arctic Cat.

Consumer Contact: For more 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 Web site at


Picture of Recalled Arctic Cat Prowler XT

Arctic Cat Prowler XT