The recall is for model years 2008 and 2009. All 2008 Arctic Cat ATVs with 400 cc and larger engines are in this recall. Model year 2009 Arctic Cat ATVs with 400 cc and larger engines and with production numbers within the ranges of 200001 through 203861, 808001 through 808137 and X25082 through X30243 are included in the recall. This recall affects both single rider and two-up ATVs.
Consumers owning these models are asked to immediately stop riding the recalled ATVs and to contact their Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair. These units were sold through Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide between May 2007 and October 2014, at prices ranging from $5500 to $12,000 and were manufactured in the United States.
The recall was made after Arctic Cat received notice from owners that the gear cases were falling. There were 44 reports of this problem, including 10 reports of the ATV stopping abruptly or the operator losing control of the vehicle. The company also received four injury reports, including an incident where the driver sustained broken ribs, a back injury, and one knee injury.
For further information or to locate a nearby dealer for your free repair, visit the Arctic Cat website at www.arcticcat.com.