May 1st, 2019

Arctic Cat Recall for 2018, 2019 M8000 Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

On April 18, 2019,  the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a Recall Alert for certain model year 2018 and 2019 Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

This recall notice is in conjunction with a Transport Canada recall notice announced on February 28, 2019 for the same issue.

Recall Summary

Name of Product

Arctic Cat snowmobiles


While operating the snowmobile the exhaust can flame from the muffler outlet, posing a fire hazard.


Repair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowmobiles and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat 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 and click on “Recall Information” located at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details


About 9,000 (In addition about 5,500 were sold in Canada)


This recall involves all Model Year 2018 and 2019 Arctic Cat snowmobile models M8000, XF8000, ZR8000, and Norseman X8000. The vehicles were produced in a variety of color combinations and track lengths. The vehicles all have 8000 on each side of the front hood/side panel area and ARCTIC CAT on the rear snow-flap. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the right side of the snowmobile tunnel near the right foot rest.


Arctic Cat has received 70 reports of melting plastic around the exhaust outlet area and four reports of the plastic catching fire. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from January 2017 through February 2019 for between about $13,800 and $18,000

Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn.

Manufactured in: United States

In Conjunction With: Canada

Transport Canada’s press release is available here.

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.