Bombardier recalls snowmobiles for projectile
April 4, 2006
Products Inc. is recalling
3,600 snowmobiles because of a projectile
hazard. The affected products are: Ski-Doo® Model
Year 2005 and 2006 Mach Z® and Model
Year 2006 MX Z Renegade 1000 Snowmobiles.
Consumers should stop using the product
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Cracks can appear in the starter ring gears,
causing ring gear fragmentation at high speeds.
The debris can act as a projectile causing
injury or death to riders or bystanders.
Bombardier has received
six reported incidents of fragmentation.
There have been three reported injuries,
including a laceration to a rider's
foot that required stitches and one rider
who suffered a fractured toe.
MX Z Renegade X
Mach Z Adrenaline
The recall involves
all models and packages of the Model Years
2005 and 2006 Mach Z and all models and
packages of the Model Year 2006 MX Z Renegade
1000 Ski-Doo® Snowmobiles.
The Mach Z model was available in black and
the MXZ model was available in black or yellow.
Model name is located on the side panels.
Manufactured in Canada, the snowmobiles
were sold by Ski-Doo dealers from September
2004 through March 2006
Consumers with recalled snowmobiles
are being sent direct notice from Bombardier.
Consumers should stop using these vehicles
immediately and contact a local Ski-Doo dealer
to schedule an appointment for a free repair.
For more information, consumers can call Bombardier
toll free at (888) 864-2002 between 8 a.m.
and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit
the firm's website at www.ski-doo.com.