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2007 Arctic Cat F5 snowmobile
Sports and Recreation
Recreational Vehicles (Unlicensed)
Snowmobiles (Activity, Apparel or Equipment)
Arctic Cat Inc.    
Arctic Cat
F5
4UF07SNW27T109906
7/1/2006  
07/2006 
Outdoor Equipment
Unspecified
2/9/2006 This date is an estimate
2007 Arctic Cat F5 Snowmobile with 2800 miles developed stress fracture about 2-3 inches long in the front portion of the gas tank that holds fuel pump. This area is not prone to human contact while riding.

Gas under pressure streams out onto engine and is an extremely dangerous situation which can involve burns, fire and/or explosion of the snowmobile.

Arctic Cat is "good willing" the tank as long as a dealer installs the gas tank which takes approx 2 hrs of labor time which Arctic Cat will not reimburse.

Several complaints have been reported on websites and it seems to affect 2007 and later models (F5, F6 & F7). There have been reports of the F6 model exploding after filling the gas tank.

My snowmobile would expell gas from full to about 3/4 full.

This is a very serious situation and I don't see how Arctic Cat hasn't recalled these snowmobiles due to the safety issue involved.

1/27/2012
Place of Recreation or Sports 
Injury→Injury, No First Aid or Medical Attention Received
Self
Male
41 years
Yes
No
No
I still have the product. Fuel Tank replaced by Dealer who contacted Arctic Cat. Consumer had to pay labor $200 to fix defective Arctic Cat Fuel Tank.
Yes
N/A
File NameDescription
102_0488.jpg stress crack
crack.jpg stress crack
fuel tank 122.JPG stress crack
stress crack.JPG stress crack

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