Arctic Cat issues recall on fire-prone machines

2010 Arctic Cat 500 Sno Pro can leak fuel


If you have a new Arctic Cat snowmobile, your ride might be hotter than you think.

The 2010 Arctic Cat 500 Sno Pro has been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Safety Commission over a potential fire hazard.

The notice of recall on the Arctic Cat company website says the mounting screws on the fuel tank can leak gasoline.

The recall affects roughly 1,300 snowmobiles sold worldwide since last November.

Out of that number sold, the recall is based on two customer complaints. No injuries were reported.

“Consumers should stop using these snowmobiles immediately and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been directly notified about this recall by mail,” the recall notice reads.

Guy Vachon, Iqaluit’s official Arctic Cat dealer, said he had not sold any of the affected models at his Qairrulik Outfitting store.

The Sno Pro line is a high-performance sled best suited for closed-circuit racing, not for long trips dragging a qamutiik, he said.

Like any other dealer Vachon has received instructions to inspect and repair any recalled sleds anyone brings in, with the Arctic Cat company footing the bill.

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