Arctic Cat recalls certain 2013 Bearcat snowmobiles for fuel leak

Publish Date: 
Dec 19, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Arctic Cat is voluntarily recalling about 3,900 Bearcat snowmobiles due to a fire hazard caused by a fuel leak.

Arctic Cat has received three reports of snowmobiles leaking fuel when set up at dealerships. The leak is due to damage during the production process. Arctic Cat has received no reports of fires, property damage or injuries related to the recalled vehicles.

The recall involves the following 2013 wide-track versions of the Arctic Cat Bearcat series:

  • Bearcat 570 XT and 570 WT
  • Bearcat Z1 XT
  • Bearcat Z1 XT GS
  • Bearcat Z1 XT LTD

Recalled vehicles have the last six digits of the vehicle identification number in the following ranges: 808110 through 808130 and 108866 through 120615. The VIN appears on a sticker attached to the tunnel on the rider’s right side and is also engraved in the same area.

Arctic Cat is contacting its customers directly, telling them to stop using the snowmobiles immediately and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair.

Posted by Arlo Redwine