40,000 All-Terrain Vehicles Recalled

This recall involves model year 2008 and 2009 Arctic Cat single-rider and 2 UP style ATVs. Components in the front gear case can fail, posing a risk of loss of control and crash hazard.

Arctic Cat has recalled about 40,000 model year 2008 and 2009 all-terrain vehicles after discovering that components in the front gear case can fail, posing a risk of loss of control and crash hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's release said Arctic Cat has received 44 reports of components in the front gear case failing, including 10 reports of the vehicle stopping abruptly or the operator losing of control of the ATV. Arctic Cat has received four reports of injury, including one incident involving a consumer sustaining broken ribs and injuries to a knee and a back.

The recall covers 2008 and 2009 Arctic Cat single-rider and 2 UP style ATVs. All model year 2008 Arctic Cat ATVs with 400 cubic centimeter and larger engines are being recalled. Single-rider ATVs have one seat and one set of footrests for the operator. 2 UP ATVs have an elongated seat designed to hold one passenger behind the operator, a set of hand-holds mounted to the rear frame for the passenger and two sets of footrests. The recalled ATVs came in a variety of colors and have the name Arctic Cat on each side of the fuel tank and on the front above the grill opening.

Owners of these ATVs are asked to contact the company at 800-279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT weekdays or to visit www.arcticcat.com and click on Customer Care, then Product Recall, and then List of Safety Bulletins for more information.

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