Ski-Doo recalls about 18,000 snowmobiles
Drive axle assembly can break
Story by Snowmobile.com Staff, Sep. 30, 2008Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
According to the recall notice, cracks can develop in the welded joints of the drive axle assembly of the snowmobile and can result in complete breakage. If this happens the track of the vehicle can unexpectedly lock, causing riders to be ejected off the vehicle or lose control and collide with bystanders, a fixed object or other vehicles.
BRP has received 20 reports of locked tracks, including one report of a broken femur and reports of minor injuries such as bruises.
This recall affects involves Ski-Doo model year 2008 and 2009 snowmobiles. A total of 17 MXZ, GSX and Summit models are part of the recall. These snowmobiles were sold by Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from June 2007 through September 2008 for between $7,000 and $12,500.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact their local Ski-Doo dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with recalled snowmobiles are being sent direct notice from BRP.
For additional information, contact BRP toll-free at (888) 638-5397 or visit the company’s website at http://www.ski-doo.com/.
|Ski-Doo Model Year 2008 Recalls|
|MXZ X 800R PowerTEK||MXZ X 600HO SDI|
|MXZ Adrenaline 800R PowerTEK||MXZ Adrenaline 600HO SDI|
|MXZ TNT 500SS||MXZ Trails 500SS|
|GSX Limited Touring 600HO SDI||GSX Limited 800R PowerTEK|
|GSX Limited 600HO SDI||GSX Sport 500SS|
|MXZ Renegade X 800R PowerTEK||MXZ Renegade X 600HO SDI|
|MXZ Renegade 800R PowerTEK||MXZ Renegade 600HO SDI|
|Summit X 800R Power TEK||Summit Everest 800R PowerTEK|
|MXZ X 600RS|
|Ski-Doo Model Year 2009 Recalls|
|MXZ TNT 600HO E-TEC|