According to the recall notice, the lower steering tie-rod attachment can loosen and cause loss of steering control, posing a crash hazard. Arctic Cat has received four reports of incidents, including one complete loss of steering control. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves the 2012 model year of the F, XF, and M model snowmobiles, the same models that were recalled in December due to a faulty headlamp fuse.
The model name is located on each side of the hood. Each of the models was sold at Arctic Cat dealerships from May 2011 through December 2011 for between $10,500 and $14,500.
Consumers are being asked to 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.