About 1,300 Arctic Cat 500 Sno Pro snowmobiles have been recalled due to the risk of a fuel leak that could result in fire and injury.
The Arctic Cat snow mobile recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 23, after two reports were received of fuel leakage at the fuel pump mounting screws on the 2010 model year snowmobiles. There have been no injuries reported in connection with the defect.
The recall affects all 2010 Arctic Cat 500 Sno Pro models, which have the model name and number displayed on the side of the seat and engine cowling. The snowmobiles were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide between October 2009 and February 2010 for between $7,800 and $8,200.
This is the third snow mobile recall issued by Arctic Cat due to fuel and oil leaks in less than two years. In December 2008, the company was forced to recall about 10,000 of the 2009 Mountain Cat and Crossfire models due to mounting hardware defects that caused the fuel pump to leak. They then recalled about 3,000 Z1 Turbo, Z1 Turbo Sno Pro and TZ1 Turbo 2009 model year snowmobiles in October 2009 after eight of the vehicles burst into flames.
The CPSC recommends that anyone who owns or uses one of the snowmobiles affected by the latest Arctic Cat recall should stop using them immediately and contact their local Arctic Cat dealer for a free repair. The company has contacted registered owners by mail.