Can-Am Is Recalling Certain Roadster Spyder RT SM5

February 11, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
CAN-AM / ROADSTER SPYDER RT SM5 2011
Manufacturer: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC. Mfr’s Report Date: FEB 07, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V081000
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NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:COLUMN SHIFT ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 160
Summary:
 BRP IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SPYDER RT SM5 ROADSTERS. WHILE DOWN SHIFTING IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO INADVERTENTLY ENGAGE REVERSE WITHOUT DEPRESSING THE REVERSE BUTTON DUE TO A DEFECTIVE REVERSE ACTUATOR CABLE.
Consequence:
 IF THIS HAPPENS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING FORWARD, THE REAR WHEEL COULD LOCK AND THE ENGINE COULD STALL. IF THIS HAPPENS WHILE VEHICLE IS STOPPED, THE VEHICLE COULD BACK UP. A VEHICLE STALL WITHOUT WARNING OR AN EXPECTED MOVEMENT IN REVERSE MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL VALIDATE PROPER OPERATION OF THE REVERSE ACTUATOR AND IF DEFECTIVE, THE REVERSE ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 11, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRP AT 1-888-638-5397.
Notes:
 OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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1 Comment

  1. the Spyder Roadster Can-Am should not be confused with the Spyder and Roadster sidecar models produced by Motorvation Eng. sidecars and cargo trailers. bad enough they infringed on our product names now Motorvation has to endure the residuals from from their recalls.
    maybe they should have been a little more original in naming their product instead of infringing on a company that has been in business for over 30 years !

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