FUEL FILLER NECK CRACKING

         
Number 000201T   MIC: ARJ
Company: ARCTIC CAT INC   Company Official: WAC
Model Name: DAYTONA & MONTE CARLO   Model Year: 1997
Problem 1: FUEL FILLER NECK CRACKING      
Problem 2:      
HIN   Case Open Date: 9/6/2000
Disposition: CLOSED   Case Close Date: 7/20/2005
Units 9436   Campaign Open Date 9/6/2000
Boat Type 17   Campaign Close Date 7/20/2005
Severity: H   Last Date: 9/6/2000
Comments:  
1997 DAYTONA 770, DAYTONA 1000, MONTE CARLO 640, MONTE CARLO 770, MONMTE CARLO 1000. A CRACK MAY DEVELOP IN THE BASE OF THE FUEL FILLER NECK PERMITTING LIQUID FUEL OR VAPOR TO LEAK; DANGER OF FIRE/EXPLOSION IF IGNITION SOURCED PRESENT. AS OF 30 JUNE 2005 ARTCTIC CAT HAD SENT TWO NOTIFICATIONS -- THE FIRST TO 7,438 OWNERS AND THE SECOND TO 5,638 OWNERS AND HAD CORRECTED 4,766 UNITS. COMPANY BELIEVES CORRECTION RATE IS HIGHER BUT THEY HAVEN'T MANUFACTURED THESE UNITS FOR SEVEN MODEL YEARS. THEY WILL CONTINUE TO REPAIR OUTSTANDING UNITS BROUGHT TO THEIR ATTENTION.