Two Can-Am Spyder Recalls Effecting Over 33,700 Units

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 21, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL #1

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     CAN-AM / SPYDER GS 2008-2009
     CAN-AM / SPYDER RS 2009-2012
     CAN-AM / SPYDER RT 2010-2012
Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. Report Receipt Date: DEC 12, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V582000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33,700
Summary:
 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 Can-Am Spyder GS, RS, and RT series vehicles. The fuel cap may not fit onto the fuel tank filler neck, preventing it from sealing properly.
Consequence:
 If the fuel cap does not seal properly, it may leak fuel vapors. Fuel vapors in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire and personal injury.
Remedy:
 BRP will notify owners and send them a replacement fuel cap, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in mid-January 2013. Owners may contact BRP AT 1-888-638-5397.
Notes:
 Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

RECALL #2

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     CAN-AM / SPYDER GS 2008-2009
     CAN-AM / SPYDER RS 2010
Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. Report Receipt Date: DEC 12, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V581000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,600
Summary:
 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Can-Am Spyder GS and model year 2010 Can-AM Spyder RS vehicles. Fuel vapors may exit the fuel vapor canister vent hose in the enclosed engine compartment.
Consequence:
 Fuel vapors in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire and personal injury.
Remedy:
 BRP will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel vapor canister vent hose and replace and re-route it, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to in early January 2013. Owners may contact BRP AT 1-888-638-5397.
Notes:
 Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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