Recall date: November 16, 2017
Recall number: 18-037
Name of product: Arctic Cat ROVs with winches
Units: About 300 ROVs and 3,000 winch accessory kits (In addition, 124 were sold in Canada)
Hazard: The winch solenoid located under the operator seat can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Description: This recall involves all 2017 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail SE (Special Edition) and Wildcat Sport SE ROVs with winch solenoids installed as original equipment and winch accessory kits sold separately for use on 2014 through 2017 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport and Wildcat Trail ROVs. The ROVs have four wheels, side-by-side seating for two people, and have a black chassis. “Wildcat Trail” or “Wildcat Sport” is printed on each side of the vehicle. In addition, Special Edition ROVs have “SE” printed on each side.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 49 reports of winch solenoid failure, with five resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair. The company is contacting all known purchasers 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/customer-care and click on Product Recall for more information.
Sold at: Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from February 2017 through August 2017 for about $17,000 for the ROVs with the winch accessory kits installed. The winch accessory kits were also sold separately from December 2013 through August 2017 for between $200 and $600.
Manufacturer(s): Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, a subsidiary of Textron Specialized Vehicles, of Augusta, Georgia.
Manufactured in: United States