Some common problems with Arctic Cat vehicles are brake fluid leaks in the rear brake caliper of the Prowler XT off-highway utility vehicle and failure of components in the front gear case of its all-terrain vehicles. The company issued product recalls for both problems.
Resulting in reduced breaking ability at the rear wheels, the defective rear brake caliper problem affected more than 2,000 units of the Prowler XT sold between July 2005 and May 2006. Although no incidents of braking loss or injuries were reported, Arctic Cat issued the recall in 2006 and repaired the units for free.
The front gear case problem affected the company's 2008 and 2009 single-rider and 2 UP style ATVs, causing the vehicle to abruptly stop or the operator to lose control of the vehicle. The company issued the recall in 2014, which affected more than 40,000 units. Based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, Arctic Cat manufactures snowmobiles, side-by-sides and all-terrain vehicles.