Product Reviews
Take Action

Fight for Fair Finance

Tell the administration and Congress to stand up for the consumer watchdog that protects you from financial fraud and abuse.
Take Action
Why Do We Have Campaigns?
We're fighting to ensure you and your family can get a fair deal in the marketplace, especially on the choices that matter most: health care, privacy, automobiles, food, finances and more. Join our campaigns and together, we'll hold corporations and lawmakers accountable.

19,000 Arctic Cat snowmobiles recalled for crash hazard

Consumer Reports News: January 31, 2012 01:08 PM

The Consumer Products Safety Commission announced today that Arctic Cat of Thief River Falls, Minn., is recalling 19,000 snowmobiles for a lower steering tie-rod attachment which can loosen and cause a rider to lose control and crash the vehicle.

Arctic Cat has received four reports of its snowmobiles with loose tie-rods. While one incident involved a complete loss of steering control, no injuries have been reported in any of the cases.

The snowmobiles were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from May 2011 through December 2011 for between $10,500 and $14,500. The models were available in a variety of color combinations, including: black, white and orange, black and orange, black and green and white and green.

The recall involves the 2012 model year of the following F, XF, and M model snowmobiles:

Model Model Name/Number
(located on each side of the hood)
F800 LXR
F1100 LXR
F800 Sno Pro
F1100 Turbos
F1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th
XF1100 LXR
XF800 Sno Pro High Country
XF1100 Turbos
XF100 Limited/50th
M800 Sno Pro
M1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th
M800 HCR, M1100 Turbos

Consumers should immediately stop using these snowmobiles and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. Arctic Cat has notified owners of these snowmobiles directly by mail.

For additional information, consumers can call Arctic Cat (toll-free: 800-279-6851) or visit the firm's website:

Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Crash Hazard [CPSC]

Paul Eng

E-mail Newsletters

FREE e-mail Newsletters! Choose from cars, safety, health, and more!
Already signed-up?
Manage your newsletters here too.

Recalls News


Cars Build & Buy Car Buying Service
Save thousands off MSRP with upfront dealer pricing information and a transparent car buying experience.

See your savings


Mobile Get Ratings on the go and compare
while you shop

Learn more