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Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)

  • 2019 M8000 Alpha I 165”
  • 2018 M8000 MC 153”
  • 2019 Norseman X8000
  • 2018 XF 8000 High Country 141”
  • 2019 XF 8000 High Country 141”
  • 2019 ZR 8000 LTD 137”
  • 2018 ZR 8000 RR 137”
Name of Product:
Arctic Cat snowmobiles

While operating the snowmobile the exhaust can flame from the muffler outlet, posing a fire hazard.

Recall Date:
April 18, 2019
About 9,000 (In addition about 5,500 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at  and click on “Recall Information” located at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves all Model Year 2018 and 2019 Arctic Cat snowmobile models M8000, XF8000, ZR8000, and Norseman X8000. The vehicles were produced in a variety of color combinations and track lengths. The vehicles all have 8000 on each side of the front hood/side panel area and ARCTIC CAT on the rear snow-flap. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the right side of the snowmobile tunnel near the right foot rest. 


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly.


Arctic Cat has received 70 reports of melting plastic around the exhaust outlet area and four reports of the plastic catching fire. No injuries have been reported. 

Sold At

Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from January 2017 through February 2019 for between about $13,800 and $18,000



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

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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