WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 5, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Side-by-side off-road vehicles
Hazard: The steering coupling can strip on the rack and pinion assembly and result in a loss of steering control and crash hazard.
Consumer Contact: BRP toll-free at 888-272-9222 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday or online at www.can-am.brp.com and click on “Owner Center” and then “Recall Information” for more information.
This recall involves model year 2013 Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles equipped with Dynamic Power Steering (DPS). The vehicles came in various colors. The model name and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is on a label under the glove box. To find a list of VINs for recalled vehicles, go to www.can-am.brp.com and click on “Owner Center” and then “Recall Information.” Recalled models include:
|COMMANDER DPS 800REFI
COMMANDER DPS 10000EFI
|COMMANDER LTD 1000EFI
COMMANDER X 1000EFI
|COMMANDER XT XT 800REFI
COMMANDER XT 1000EFI
The firm has received 29 incident reports, including two reports of minor injuries.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact BRP Can-Am side-by-side dealer to schedule an appointment for a vehicle inspection and free repair. The free repair will be available on June 30, 2016. In the meantime, consumers who must use their vehicles can contact BRP Can-Am side-by-side dealer and make an appointment to have their vehicles verified. This free verification is a temporary action to allow limited use of the vehicles until the availability of the free repair. BRP is notifying registered consumers directly about this recall.
Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2012 through April 2016 for between $12,600 and $20,100.
BRP U.S. Inc. of Sturtevant, Wis.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.