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Report Publication Date
Category of Submitter
2007 Arctic Cat F5 snowmobile
Sports and Recreation
Recreational Vehicles (Unlicensed)
Snowmobiles (Activity, Apparel or Equipment) (1290)
Manufacturer / Importer / Private Labeler Name
Arctic Cat Inc.
Model Name or Number
Manufacturer Date Code
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.
Place of Recreation or Sports
Injury→Injury, No First Aid or Medical Attention Received
My Relationship to the Victim
Victim's Age When Incident Occurred
Submitter has product?
Product was damaged before incident?
Product was modified before incident?
If yes to any, explanation
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.
Have you contacted the manufacturer?
If Not, Do You Plan To?
Associated Recall Details
Related Files for This Report
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