May 23, 2006

Arctic Cat Inc. Announces Recall of Off-Highway Utility Vehicles

Name of Product: Arctic Cat Prowler XT Off-Highway Utility Vehicle

Units: About 2,120

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

Hazard: The rear brake caliper used on these units could leak brake fluid, resulting in reduced braking ability at the rear wheels. The front wheel brakes are unaffected by this condition.

Description: The Prowler XT was produced in three colors: Green, Cat Green and Red. The vehicles have the words “Arctic Cat” printed on each side of the cargo box and the name “Prowler XT” centered on the front of the hood. The affected units are all 2006 Prowler XT vehicles with VIN range of 4UF06MPVO6T300001 through 4UF06MPV16T302369. The VIN is located on the rear upper-frame tube of the vehicle near the rear of the cargo box, and on the registration materials the consumer received at the time of purchase. Consumers need only refer to the last six digits of the VIN to determine if the vehicle is included in this recall. The following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number is contained in the registration materials received with the vehicle at the time of purchase.

Model Model Number
Prowler XT Green U2006P2S4BUSG
Prowler XT Cat Green U2006P2S4BUSZ
Prowler XT Red U2006P2S4BUSR

Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from July 2005 through May 2006 for about $9,000.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately. Consumers with a recalled Prowler XT should contact their local Arctic Cat ATV dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners have been notified about this recall by mail. If consumers are unsure if their Prowler XT is affected, they should contact Arctic Cat.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at