Textron recalls Arctic Cat Alterra 600 and Tracker 600 ATVs

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The ATV’s A-arm can separate from the frame and cause loss of steering control

Textron Specialized Vehicles of Augusta, Ga., is recalling about 5,000 Arctic Cat Alterra 600 and Tracker 600 All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).

The firm previously recalled the Arctic Cat and Tracker ATVs in the summer of 2022.

The ATV’s A-arm can separate from the frame and cause loss of steering control, posing crash and injury hazards.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves model years 2022-2023 Arctic Cat Alterra 600 and Tracker 600 ATVs.

The Arctic Cat Alterra 600 ATVs were sold in green, gray and fossil (tan). The Tracker 600 vehicles were sold in red, white, camo and gray.

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is located on the front right-hand frame tube beside the right-hand shock. The VIN number ranges for recalled Arctic Cat Alterra 600 and Tracker 600.

A list of the recalled ATV models may be found here.

Both ATVs were manufactured in the U.S.

The Arctic Cat Alterra was sold at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from May 2021, through January 2023, for between $9,200 and $11,600.

The Tracker 600 was sold at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and Tracker dealers nationwide from May 2021, through January 2023, for between $7,700 to $9,900.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact Textron Specialized Vehicles to arrange for a free inspection and free repair.

Textron Specialized will instruct dealers to inspect the main frame A-arm mount brackets for cracks before adding the support bracket.

The main frame weldment will be replaced, free of cost, along with the addition of the strengthening brackets, if the main frame A-arm mount bracket is cracking.

Textron Specialized Vehicles is contacting all purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Textron Specialized Vehicles toll-free at (888) 525-6040 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, by email at jcook03@textron.com or online at https://arcticcat.txtsv.com/owners/recalls or https://www.trackeroffroad.com/recalls.html for more information.

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