Welcome To Snowmobile Recall Day: 1 Each From Polaris, Cat

Officially, May 2 is “National Life Insurance Day” as well as “National Truffle Day.” And this year, because it falls on the first Thursday of May, it’s also the “National Day Of Prayer.” In our world, though, apparently May 2 is also the International Day of The Snowmobile Recall. Specifically for Arctic Cat and Polaris customers. The two brands issued back-to-back recall notices through the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today.

Arctic Cat Snowmobile Recall

2019 ZR 8000
2019 ZR 8000

First thing this morning, we caught wind of the largest of the two snowmobile recalls. Arctic Cat announced that 16,200 specific machines between model year 2017 and 2021 needs special attention. Their clutches are prone to self destruction.

Models affects are ZR LXR, Sno Pro , LTD, RR and El Tigre models as well as the Thundercats that utilized either the 800-class twin two-stroke or the 998cc Yamaha triple four-stroke and that carry VIN numbers between NT808000 and NT808150 or between NT100101 and NT101060.

“The recalled snowmobile’s drive clutch can break, allowing fragments to escape the snowmobile shielding, posing a laceration hazard,” the CPSC reported. Later it added, “Arctic Cat has received more than 200 reports of clutch failures, including six where clutch fragments hit consumers. Four of those included reports of minor foot and toe injuries.”

If you have one of the affected sleds, you’ll need to run it back to the dealer. There, they’ll inspect the TEAM Rapid Response II primary clutch. If it’s cracked, the dealer will replace it free of charge. Even if it’s not cracked, they’ll install an additional clutch guard.

Polaris Snowmobile Recall

2024 Polaris ProStar S4 Titan Adventure 155
2024 Polaris ProStar S4 Titan Adventure 155

Later on that very same May 2 day, Polaris issued its own recall through the CPSC.

This one, though, was limited to 240 model year 2024 ProStar S4 Titan Adventure machines that were sold in the U.S. Another 290 of the machines were sold in Canada and will also likely need attention.

“The snowmobile can leak fuel at the pump flange assembly, posing a fire hazard and risk of serious injury to the rider or passenger,” the CPSC notice said. Later it added that Polaris has received three incidents of leaking fuel from the problem. No injuries have been reported.

These owners will also have to return their sleds to an authorized dealership. Once there, the sled will received a new pump flange assembly gasket free of charge.

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2 thoughts on “Welcome To Snowmobile Recall Day: 1 Each From Polaris, Cat

  • Avatar for Viking

    Why such poor quality control now vs sleds in the 1980-2000?

    Prices sky high now with lousy quality and only rich buyers who we all know are not brand loyal like the buyers from 1960-1990.

    • Avatar for thomas m kowaleski

      there have been service bulletins in all those years just no stop rides issued, on one hand it is the vendor who is responsible for quality control


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