The recall involves all 2017 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail SE (Special Edition) and Wildcat Sport SE ROVs with winch solenoids installed as original equipment.
The recall also includes winch accessory kits that were sold separately for use on 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport and Wildcat Trail ROVs.
According to the recall notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
The winch solenoid located under the operator seat can overheat, posing a fire hazard.”
There have been 49 reports of winch solenoid failure, with 5 resulting in fires. No injuries were reported.
The recalled ROVs were 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.
The recalled ROVs have side-by-side seating for 2 people and can be identified by the words “Wildcat Trail” or “Wildcat Sport” printed on each side of the ROV. Special Edition ROVs have “SE” on each side.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair.
For more information, consumers can 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 and then click on Product Recall.
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