PhotoArctic Cat is recalling about 15,500 Arctic Cat recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Heat from the exhaust can melt the plastic panels behind the operator and passenger seat, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received 444 reports of the plastic panels melting, with 5 resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves all model year 2014 through 2017 Wildcat Trail and 2015 through 2017 Wildcat Sport models of Arctic Cat ROVs.

The recalled vehicles were sold in multiple colors, have four wheels and side-by-side seating for two people.

“Wildcat Trail” or “Wildcat Sport” is printed on each side of the vehicle.

The ROVs, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from December 2013, through August 2017, for between $10,500 and $19,500.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair.

Arctic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly.

If you need assistance locating an authorized dealer to conduct this repair, contact Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at for more information.

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