This week two big snowmobile companies announced recalls on some its sleds.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Yamaha snowmobiles model year 2016 SR10 “SRViper” are being recalled.
The CPSC says the snowmobiles have been installed with a dealer–installed Mountain Performance Inc. Turbo Kit. Yamaha says the turbocharger over-boost can cause severe engine damage as well as crash, and fire hazards.
The sleds were sold at Yamaha snowmobile dealers from August 2015 through April 2016 for between $12,800 and $14,100.
CPSC says the Mountain Performance Inc. Turbo Kits were sold as an after-market accessory at Yamaha snowmobile dealers from March 2015 through September 2016 for around $3,300.
According to the CPSC, Arctic Cat has recalled some models from years 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Arctic Cat says the recall is due to a leak in the engine compartment.
CPSC says Arctic Cat has gotten reports of 918 incidents, six reports being from fires.
The sleds were sold at Arctic Cat dealerships from June 2006 through December 2016 for between $11,500 and $14,300.
According to CPSC, no injuries have been reported for both companies.