19,000 Arctic Cat Off-Road Vehicles Recalled

Arctic Cat has received 444 reports of the plastic panels behind the operator and passenger seats melting, with five resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported.

About 19,500 units, all model year 2014-2017 Wildcat Trail and 2015-2017 Wildcat Sport models of Arctic Cat recreational off-highway vehicles (known as ROVs), have been recalled after Arctic Cat received 444 reports of the plastic panels behind the operator and passenger seats melting, with five resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's Oct. 27 recall notice.

The recalled vehicles were sold in multiple colors. They have four wheels and side-by-side seating for two people. "Wildcat Trail" or "Wildcat Sport" is printed on each side of the vehicle.

Owners of the vehicles should immediately stop using the recalled models and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly. To reach the company, call 800-279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT weekdays or visit www.arcticcat.com and click on Product Recall for more information. The vehicles were sold by dealers nationwide from December 2013 through August 2017 for between $10,500 and $19,500.

Arctic Cat Inc. of Thief River Falls, Minn., a subsidiary of Textron Specialized Vehicles, of Augusta, Ga., is the manufacturer. About 14,100 were sold in the United States, along with 5,300 sold in Canada and 100 in Mexico.

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