Arctic Cat is recalling approximately 2,700 model year 2014 and 2015 Prowler 500 HDX side-by-sides due to an issue with the fuel fitting at the throttle body than can cause a fuel leak and create a fire hazard. Owners should stop using the vehicles and contact a local dealer for a free repair. For more information Arctic Cat can be contacted 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 List of Safety Bulletins for more information. The following information is from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Recall Details: About 2,700 units
Description: This recall involves model year 2014 Arctic Cat Prowler 500 HDX and model year 2015 Prowler 500 HDX models. The recalled vehicles include vehicle identification numbers (VIN) from 303194 through 305166. The VIN number is located on the rear frame tube under the rear of the box. The vehicles are green, red, vibrant red metallic, or emerald green metallic. “Arctic Cat” is printed on each side of the hood. Also 500 is printed on each side on the front fenders, HDX on each side of the rear cargo box, and “Arctic Cat” on the cargo box tail gate.
Hazard: Fuel can leak from the fuel fitting at the throttle body, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Prowlers and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting its customers directly.
Sold at: Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from August 2013 to July 2015 for between about $11,000 and $12,400.
Manufactured in: United States
Comment: While this isn’t a large sized recall in the context of the side-by-side industry, it isn’t helpful for Arctic Cat as the management is in the middle of turning around their ATV/ROV business. Most of their issues have happened on the ATV side of the business, and the Prowler 500 HDX has been a solid performer. What is also notable is that many of the recalls in the side-by-side industry involve potential fuel leaks and fire hazards.