Here’s another recall that potentially affects Colorado residents, particularly rural ones. We’ve seen a big snowstorm already and it’s not even winter yet! So, a snowmobile recall is definitely something Colorado residents need to know about.
Last Wednesday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for 3,000 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles due to fires caused by oil leaking into the engine compartment. The affected models include the 2009 Arctic Cat Z1, Z1 Turbo Sno Pro and the TZ1 Turbo and were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships between June 2008 and July 2009.
Arctic Cat has received reports of 8 fires and about 25 additional reports of oil leaks that could potentially cause a fire. It’s also being reported the fuel tank can make contact with the engine, causing fuel to leak into the engine compartment as well.
This is the second recall in a year for the snowmobile and ATV manufacturer. About 10,000 Mountain Cat and Crossfire snowmobiles were recalled last December due to the risk of fuel leaks.
Owners of the affected snowmobiles are urged to discontinue use immediately and contact your local Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair.
If you’ve been injured because of a defective snowmobile or other machine, contact Colorado personal injury attorney R. Mack Babcock today for a free consultation.