Arctic Cat has recalled approximately 2,300 model year 2014 Prowler 500 HDX utility vehicles because of a potential fuel leak issue and related fire hazard. No injuries have been reported related to this recall. The vehicles were sold from August 2013 to January 2014. The following information is from the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice.
Product: Arctic Cat Prowler 500 HDX
Hazard: Fuel can leak from the fuel fitting at the throttle body of the vehicle, posing a fire hazard.
Units: About 2,300
Description: This recall includes Model Year 2014 Arctic Cat Prowler 500 HDX Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV). The two-seat vehicles come in four colors: green, red, vibrant red metallic or emerald green metallic. The vehicles have “Arctic Cat” printed on each side of the hood and on the cargo box tail gate, “500” printed on each side of the front fenders and “HDX” printed on each side of the rear cargo box.
Sold at: Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from August 2013 to January 2014 for between about $11,000 and $12,400.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled Prowlers immediately and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting all known owners of the Prowlers directly.
Consumer Contact: Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.arcticcat.com and click on Customer Care, then Product Recall and then List of Safety Bulletins for more information.
Comment: This is not a particularly large recall as many UTV recalls typically involve two to three thousand vehicles or less. A search of the CPSC database shows that Arctic Cat hasn’t recalled any other UTVs in at least the last five years.