The fuel rail dampener snap ring can become loose and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.
About 8,350 (In addition, about 4,630 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves Textron Specialized Vehicles Arctic Cat 8000 Series Snowmobiles. The snowmobiles were sold in various colors and have “ARCTIC CAT” and the model number printed on each side of the engine cowling. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is located on the front right-hand frame tube beside the right-hand shock.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact Textron Specialized Vehicles to arrange for a free inspection and free repair. Textron Specialized Vehicles is contacting all purchasers directly.
The firm has received nine reports of fuel leaks and one reported fire. No injuries have been reported.
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