Here at E3 Spark Plugs, we love a good thrill – the kind you get careening over hard-to-reach, off-road turf on a badass ATV, or throwing snow at 100 mph. But if you happen to be the proud owner of a few popular models of Arctic Cat ATVs or Yamaha Snowmobiles, you may be in for a bigger thrill than you want.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled the Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail and Wildcat Trail XT Side by Side ATVs as well as the Yamaha 2014 SR10R (SRViper), SR10RXS (SRViper RTX SE), SR10L (SRViper LTX), SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) and SR10XS (SRViper XTX) snowmobiles and 2015 SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) snowmobiles because of potential fire hazards.
Arctic Cat officials warn that oil can leak from the oil cooler lines in about 5,600 of its recalled ATVs. The company has received 60 reports of oil leaking and one report of fire, though luckily, no injuries have been reported. If you’ve got one, call your Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair.
On the recalled Yamaha snowmobiles, the fuel hose joint can leak during operation. The company is recalling about 2,520 units, after four reports of fuel leaks. Again – no injuries reported, but there’s a definite risk. If you’re the registered owner of a recalled snowmobile, you’ll likely get notification from Yamaha. In the meantime, you can call your local dealer to schedule a free repair.