snowmobile recall

Arctic Cat Recalls Nearly 20,000 Snowmobiles

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on January 31, 2012

It’s not just automobiles that get recalled.  As you’ll soon see, recalls can affect any number of transportation vehicles.

Arctic Cat Inc. of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has announced a recall of 19,000 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles.  The recall affects the 2012 F, XF, and M model snowmobiles.  Consumers can check each side of the hood for the model name.

The problem concerns the lower steering tie-rod attachment, which can loosen.  This could result in loss of steering control, and as such, it poses a crash hazard.  Interestingly, the same models were recalled in December 2011 due to the possibility of failure in the headlamp fuse, which could result in limited visibility.

Four incidents have been reported, including one in which steering control was completely lost.  However, no injuries have occurred in these reported incidents.

The units were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships across the country between May and December of 2011.  They were priced between $10,500 and $14,500.  Consumers should cease use immediately and contact a dealer for free repairs.

As a car accident attorney in Ventura, I’ve seen my share of vehicle recalls.  Anything with a motor has its own risks, and recalls help to curtail those risks that are deemed inordinately dangerous.  Take it from me, a Ventura personal injury lawyer:  everyone should keep up to date on recall information.

Recall: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles Due To Crash Risks

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 16, 2011

According to news sources, about 7,100 units of Arctic Cat Snowmobiles have been recalled due to crash hazards arising from the headlamp fuse potentially failing, resulting in disorientation for the operator in limited visibility circumstances.

The company, Arctic Car Inc., has announced the voluntary recall after it discovered the faulty fuse during production testing. The headlamp failure can result in disorientation in limited visibility circumstances, potentially causing a crash.

There have been no reports of injuries to date.

The recalled snowmobile models include the 2012 F, XF, and M. Consumers can also identify the recalled snow mobiles through the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) found on the sides of hood. The VIN numbers are 105092 through 112175 or 800001 through 800033. The snowmobiles retail for about $10,500 to $13,000.

Consumers can contact the company at (800) 279-6851 to schedule a free repair.

As a Los Angeles product liability lawyer, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and know the severity of the hazards they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use of a defective product, speak with a personal injury attorney Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.


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