Arctic Cat announced a recall of approximately 4,500 utility vehicles involving all model year 2016 Arctic Cat 700 HDX and model year 2017 Arctic Cat 700 HDX Crew models. This includes the 2016 Arctic Cat 700 HDX XT variations as well. The throttle cable can stick and prevent the throttle mechanism from returning to an idle position upon release of the throttle and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard and risk of injury. So far only one injury has been reported, a wrist injury. The following information is from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Units: About 4,500
Description: This recall involves all model year 2016 Arctic Cat 700 HDX models and model year 2017 Arctic Cat 700 HDX CREW models within the vehicle identification number range of 300001 through 301280. The recalled utility vehicles have four wheels with side-by-side seating for three or six people. They were sold in a variety of colors including green, black, fire red, true timber camo and other colors. “Arctic Cat” is printed on the sides, front and rear of the utility vehicles. “HDX” is printed on the sides of the front fenders. The vehicle identification number on the 700 HDX CREW models is stamped into the upper frame tube under the rear of the cargo box.
Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received 14 reports of the throttle cable malfunctioning, including one report of a wrist injury.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled side-by-sides and contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair. Artic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Sold at: Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from April 2015 through July 2016 for between $14,500 and $16,000.
Manufacturer(s): Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Manufactured in: U.S.